We would like to offer some clarity over the seeming confusion between the art of uninvestment and humanity’s natural tendencies to have desires.
At first glance, it would seem they are oppositional attitudes and cannot successfully occupy the same mind simultaneously. The reality is that they can be co-existent and can greatly enhance the creative process and its manifestation. Let us explain.
Investment is not focused on the present moment while desire is.
When you become invested in your current circumstances, either “what should be” or “what might be,” you have stagnated your growth and hindered the creative abilities you possess. The reason for this is that investment is a form of resistance born of fear, and therefore, reinforcing what you don’t want. The source of investment is always the fear of losing what you have in the present moment or not obtaining it in the future.
Even investment in a future state is a reinforcement of what you don’t want in your life now and an invalidation of your current moment. For example: being invested in the job you have or the one you want, in either case, leads you to not having what you want. The first promotes the fear of loss, and therefore, you attract loss. The second is a reinforcement of what you are resisting at the present moment.
Investment is an emotional attachment born of fear.
On the other hand, desire, is a healthy part of the creative process. It is born of the “love” for what you want–unaffected by the circumstances of the present moment. Desire is not a reaction to the present and is an expression of the purity of intent.
Desire can quickly become investment if not monitored by your thoughts.
Keeping your desires present, positive and powerful is important. Desires become investments when you abdicate the power of the present for the fear of the future.
But when you remain in the present moment in your creative process, your uninvestment becomes the fertile ground for the seeds of your desires to grow.