“How afraid we are of our own desiring. We are afraid, because desire presupposes some lack, some absence that cries out to be filled.” – What I really want is to stop wanting. I want the eradication of desire. And, ironically, the only way I can achieve that in the short term is by having another fag. ..The tragedy of the sex addict is that she/he actually hates their own sexual desire because they are imprisoned by it. Thus it’s easy to take out an often unacknowledged grievance against our desiring. ..We end up hating what we desire because what we desire has such a grip over us – as some men end up hating beautiful women. ..We end up hating what we desire because what we desire has such a grip over us – as some men end up hating beautiful women. They remind us of our lack and the impossibility of that lack being met. Desire, therefore, is terrifying. But the only thing worse than desiring is not desiring. For what then would be the point of living? ..There is a form of desire that can take pleasure in its own desiring without necessarily achieving its own temporary eradication through the attainment of the object. ..We are generally so afraid of our desires, and the emptiness behind them, that we subconsciously accept only those desires that we know we have the power ourselves to meet. That’s the petty satisfaction of smoking – it’s a form of desire management. But all of this is incredibly narrowing. The courage of the ascetic is to keep open a desire for that which he or she has no power to bring about or make happen. It is desire dispossessed of initiative, the ability to desire that which is entirely beyond my own capacity for manipulation. And, God, it’s hard. – DESIRE SPEAKS OF A VOID IN US – GILES FRASER
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