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On the surface, desires can contradict each other, but this is the true nature of desire. Just as sub-atomic particles are created from emptiness as matter-antimatter pairs, desires are created from emptiness as wanting-rejecting pairs. To return the desires back to emptiness, we must bring them together again.

In the following exercise, we will perform this reuniting with the five major desires of Humanity through the process of Reverse-Creation. Before we start, we should set a target, X. This can be a person, thing, organization, event, or concept.

 

The desire for Expansion-Contraction is about the dilemma of opening oneself up to the world for growth and closing oneself off for protection. Ask the following questions individually, and use the other techniques on this website to explore the thoughts, emotions, and desires that arise.

  • Did X try to harm you?
  • Did you try to harm X?
  • Did X try to protect you?
  • Did you try to protect X?
  • Can you allow X to simply be X?

 

The desire for Acceptance-Rejection is about the dilemma of being accepted or rejected by others. As Life requires us to take sides, choosing to be accepted by one party will mean being rejected by another party. Ask the following questions individually, and use the other techniques on this website to explore the thoughts, feelings, and desires that arise.

  • Did X try to reject you?
  • Did you try to reject X?
  • Did X try to idolize you?
  • Did you try to idolize X?
  • Can you allow X to simply be X?

 

The desire for Control-Surrender is about the dilemma of controlling or being controlled by others. Human society does not work on a simple hierarchy system; even autocratic rulers do not exert unlimited power and must accommodate some of their subjects. Ask the following questions individually, and use the other techniques on this website to explore the thoughts, feelings, and desires that arise.

  • Did X try to control you?
  • Did you try to control X?
  • Did X try to surrender to you?
  • Did you try to surrender to X?
  • Can you allow X to simply be X?

 

The desire for Meaning-Hollowness is about the dilemma of seeing one’s Life events as intentionally arranged or as accidental coincidences. Ask the following questions individually, and use the other techniques on this website to explore the thoughts, feelings, and desires that arise.

  • Did X try to give you purpose?
  • Did you try to give X purpose?
  • Did X try to deny your purpose?
  • Did you try to deny X’s purpose?
  • Can you allow X to simply be X?

 

The desire for Unity-Separation is about the dilemma of merging with Creation or standing apart as an individual within Creation. Ask the following questions individually, and use the other techniques on this website to explore the thoughts, feelings, and desires that arise.

  • Did X try to absorb you?
  • Did you try to absorb X?
  • Did X try to eject you?
  • Did you try to eject X?
  • Can you allow X to simply be X?

 

Each desire comes in a pair of polarities: we want to get something, and at the same time, we want to avoid something else. For instance, we want to be with someone we like while avoiding loneliness. We bring what we like close to us while keeping what we dislike far away. To put the TEDs to rest, we have to be aware of this polarity and address both ends of the polarities.

The TEDs (Thoughts-Emotions-Desires) protect themselves with layers where consciousness is passed from one TED to another with repetitive mutually reinforcing loops. Each layer can feel like dense fog, mud, boulders, or impermeable fortress walls. Like in a maze, our mind keeps moving but ends up in the same place, feeding more energy (with our attention) to the TEDs while distracting us from coming to clarity.

Many people are unaware of this maze and follow it mindlessly. There are many places within our minds that TEDs can hide. Various techniques are required to detect and locate entry points and handle different varieties of TEDs.

Upon entering our inner sacred space, we welcome the negativity as part of a reconciliation of the abandoned parts of ourselves. We explore and acknowledge all the ugly emotions, the cruel desires, and the meaningless thoughts. As we accept them unconditionally, we open ourselves to experience them fully without judgment and dislike.

Most people will elect to stop when we come to the point where the negativity vanishes. Those who wish to further their personal development will also release positive TEDs. Only when releasing both polarities is completed are we truly free.

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