We desire something; attain it, and then it more often than not looses its luster.
For what is owned cannot be desired.
So what is desire pointing to? Is it the desiring of what can’t be owned?
A man or woman can attain the whole world, own it, then what?
What then is desired?
Perhaps what is then desired then is absolute power, total control over all that one owns.
The world and its people reduced to objects and things to be used and thrown away, or killed if unusable or a problem.
The world emptied of its wonder, bleached of its color, just ‘things’ with no real value, since there is nothing any longer to long for.Though the inner clamoring is still there, saying “feed me, I am empty and starving”.
For in the end the emptiness is the simple loss of what was not really owned in the first place.
For the day comes when everything is lost, no matter how powerful or rich one is. When have you desired something and then gotten it? How did you feel about it after you got it? Why is it that we desire what we don't have?