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Do you know the difference between a goal and a desire? 

A desire is something that feels bubbly and exciting when you think about it. As in, Oh, having that would kick so much a#%!!! 

A goal is the "I have to" version of desire. A goal is, I have to lose 10 pounds this year. 

A desire to feel sexy can quickly turn into a goal of losing ten pounds. As much as we can, we want to keep ourselves in that sweet space of desire because when we start to feel the vibrational quality of our desire, we start to call it into our lives. Rumi says it best:  

"What you seek is seeking you."

I love this so much! First of all, it’s true. And also: it’s more fun to believe that what you seek is seeking you. Your desires are divinely inspired.  You wouldn’t have had the desire in the first place if nature didn’t put it there.  But how do we loosen the death grip on our goals?

Meditation can help. Once we start getting to the chair (aka meditating every day), we stop being under the illusion that happiness lies on the other side of any one desire coming to fruition. We start to access bliss on a visceral level every day (preferably twice a day). Then our desires become Nature’s way of using us as a fulfillment delivery vehicle. 

Once you start meditating, you develop an all-access pass to bliss and fulfillment in the only place that it actually resides (inside you), then you're able to use your desires as Nature’s GPS, telling you how and where to deliver your goods.  

So, how do we apply this? 

The first step is to ask yourself: What do I WANT to do? 

Then, instead of turning it into a goal (thinking I HAVE to do this), which will cause the fun, bubbly feeling to dissipate, we want to keep ourselves in the realm of desire by consciously reminding ourselves that what we seek is also seeking us.

PS: This doesn’t mean sit around and wait for your dreams to land on your doorstep. You have to take inspired action. This is simply an important reminder that your happiness does not lie on the other side of a job, a boyfriend, or a proposal. Your happiness exists RIGHT NOW, inside of you. 

The paradoxical thing that starts to happen is the more you practice this, the easier it is for your desires to find you. Probably because taking the pressure off each individual event or thing allows you to stop panicking long enough to see your desires and opportunities when they arrive.  

So, what do you think is seeking you?

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About the Author

Emily Fletcher is one of the world's leading experts in meditation and the founder of Ziva Meditation & creator of zivaMIND online meditation training. Emily has been invited to teach at Google, Summit Series, Barclays Bank, Viacom, The Omega Center, Awesomeness Fest & GATE with Eckhart Tolle. Her clients range from Oscar, Grammy & Tony award winners to NBA basketball players & Hedge Fund managers.

Emily was inspired to become a meditation teacher after experiencing the profound physical and mental benefits it provided her during her 10-year career on Broadway, which included roles in Chicago, The Producers, A Chorus Line and many others. She left Broadway to go to Rishikesh, India where she begin nine years of training under world-renowned meditation instructors.


With her high performance background and nine years of experience, Emily is perfectly suited to teach busy people how to incorporate this simple and hugely effective practice into their lives. She believes that Bliss is your Birthright and that meditation is the fastest way to access it.

About the Author

Emily Fletcher is one of the world's leading experts in meditation and the founder of Ziva Meditation & creator of zivaMIND online meditation training. Emily has been invited to teach at Google, Summit Series, Barclays Bank, Viacom, The Omega Center, Awesomeness Fest & GATE with Eckhart Tolle. Her clients range from Oscar, Grammy & Tony award winners to NBA basketball players & Hedge Fund managers.

Emily was inspired to become a meditation teacher after experiencing the profound physical and mental benefits it provided her during her 10-year career on Broadway, which included roles in Chicago, The Producers, A Chorus Line and many others. She left Broadway to go to Rishikesh, India where she begin nine years of training under world-renowned meditation instructors.


With her high performance background and nine years of experience, Emily is perfectly suited to teach busy people how to incorporate this simple and hugely effective practice into their lives. She believes that Bliss is your Birthright and that meditation is the fastest way to access it.

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