The Gift of an Awakened Heart – Getting in Touch With Our Desires

This podcast is the fifth and final podcast in a series based on the 8-day guided retreat I gave in the Summer of 2009 at St. Ignatius Retreat House on the theme, The Gift of an Awakened Heart. In the first podcast in this series, I identified some qualities of an awakened heart and talked about what it means to live out of that awakened heart. The second and third podcasts looked at the misconceptions and wounds that inhibit our ability to fully open our hearts to the world. The fourth was about getting in touch with our call to gift the world with our awakened hearts, to know that we are each individually called by God to go out into the world.

This final podcast, which had taken me a while to get to, addresses something critical to our ability to live out of the core of who we are (one of the central aspects of an awakened heart) – getting in touch with our desires. Our deepest desires reflect the longings of our heart and we cannot gift the world authentically if we do not make choices that honor those desires. In the podcast, I talk about the role of desires and about the need to separate root desires from more wishful, instinctive or tentative desires. I then talk about how we know we have uncovered our deepest, most root, desires.

The length of this podcast is 15:30. You can stream it from the icon below or can download it here. (Remember that you can also subscribe to Creo en Dios! podcasts on iTunes.)


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