Lust is a psychological force producing intense desire for an object, or circumstance fulfilling the emotion while already having a significant other or amount of the desired object. Lust can take any form such as the lust for sexuality (see libido), love, money, or power. It can take such mundane forms as the lust for food (see gluttony) as distinct from the need for food.
Lust is defined as immoral because its object or action of affection is improperly ordered according to natural law and/or the appetite for the particular object (eg sexual desire) is governing the person’s intellect and will rather than the intellect and will governing the appetite for that object. Whereas passion, regardless of its strength is maintained to be something God-given and moral, because the purpose, actions and intentions behind it are benevolent and ordered toward creation, while also being governed by the person’s intellect and will.
According to Buddha, the Enlightened one, there are 2 main causes that cause the suffering of humanity. The first one is aversion (resistance/avoiding) and the second one is cravings (desire/lust). And that most of us human beings are going from aversion to cravings and back again constantly. So lust/cravings/desire for money (see greed), power, sex and so on is a big cause for suffering. And when we look on the world today, we see the seven deadly sins EVERYWHERE-and most of us are not even aware…
It is, and has been for centuries, normalized within the society. We see a big difference both in energy and in intention when taking actions from lust and desire – rather than taking action from passion (see quote above). When we take actions from lust it causes ongoing suffering. The reason as we see it is that Lust rise from a lack perspective (fear based). This then becomes an action from our shadows and unconscious wounded aspects in ourself. When we take action from passion it is from a pure space of creative lifeforce – the spark that we write about in Holy F*ck and Sacred Water. This comes from a perspective of abundance (love based).
On the other hand there is a fine line between use and abuse of sexual lust. It is very subtle, and it is the intention that is vital. And the consequences can be enormous. It is also a subconscious program within us to continue to keep us separated from the source of life and the life force.
Quote from Holy F*ck:
The quote below is from our book Holy F*ck and Sacred Water – The Secret Connections to Everything (Chapter 7):
“One of the most common reasons we lose lust and passion is when our bodies are stressed and depleted of energy, so our desire leaves quickly. We “dry out” and hence become disconnected from our flow and life force.”
How do you experience the difference between lust and passion?
When do you lose your sexual lust?
Please, share your reflections and thoughts in the comments below! We look forward hearing your perspective on this topic!
Be F*ckin’ MoRE – Become the Master of Reactivated Embodiment. Tora Zophia and Ulrika are transformational life designers and you can find them and their programs at: www.reactivatedembodiment.com
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