Do I live in the vertigo of desire?
Commentary by José Parés Pérez, Concepción, Chile.
Until we find sense in the life we have, we will be lost. I can wander at random and I will not be short of paths to take if I do not know where I am going.
In these circumstances we can undertake any purpose guided solely by what surprises, pleases or excites us about our wandering through life.
It is very easy for us to accept advice from those people who impress us or from those who are with us at the moment of our search and we often tend to have them.
So, that is how we can be taken by surprise when we decide not to pay much attention because we are immersed in a whirlwind caused by whatever desire has caught our fancy.
Life immersed in a whirlwind of desire is never a good life. If our desires have been fulfilled up to now, we are anxious not to lose what we desired so much, as well as being concerned about satisfying new desires that appear when we have achieved the earlier ones. In other words, the past and the future control our lives because we are distracted. And when our desires are not fulfilled we will always be dissatisfied with what life has given us. We do not love ourselves as we are since we desired something else, a different way of life, and we are not experiencing it.
Desire can be a guide for our steps in life, in the landscapes that will accompany our actions, but never when desires become the unseeing drivers of life.