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A desert is a desert. You can do anything you want in it, but you CANNOT change it from what it IS. It still lacks water, which is why it IS a desert. The thing to do with a desert is to LEAVE.Inappropriate sex drives (or misdirected miracle-impulses) result in guilt if expressed, and depression if denied. We said before that ALL real pleasure comes from doing God's will. Whenever it is NOTdone, an experience of lack results. This is because NOT doing the will of God IS a lack of self.
 AWARENESS of the error produces the guilt. DENIAL of the error results in projection. CORRECTION of theerror brings release.
"Lead us not into Temptation" means "Do not let us deceive ourselves into believing that we can relate in peace to God or our brothers with ANYTHING external."
The ultimatepurpose of the body is to render itself unnecessary.
"If you will tell me what to do, I will to do it."
There is nothing about me that you cannot attain. I have nothing that does not come from God.The main difference between us as yet is that I have NOTHING ELSE.
A need implies lack, by definition. It involves the recognition, conscious or unconscious, (and at times, fortunately, superconscious)that you would be better off in a state which is somehow different from the one you are in.
After the Separation, needs became the most powerful source of motivation for human action. All behavioris essentially motivated by needs, but behavior itself is not a Divine attribute. The body is the mechanism for behavior.
A man acts according to the particular hierarchy of needs he establishes forhimself. His hierarchy, in turn, depends on his perception of what he IS, e., what he LACKS. This establishes his own rules for what he needs to know.
The dream of the "perfect partner" is an attemptto find EXTERNAL integration, while retaining conflicting needs in the self.
NO fantasies, sexual or otherwise, are true. Fantasies become totally unnecessary as the Wholly satisfying nature of...
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