January 24, 2011 – Instinct and Desire

Which came first?

The natural, innate impulse or intuitive power?

Or the longing, expressed wish?

Or, are they somehow intertwined, feeding off of one another creating a much larger internal supra-influence over our brains and hearts?

Not all instinct is good and not all desire is bad, and per our trusted Shakespeare, “nothing is either good or bad but thinking makes it so.”

Can an instinct be retrained to affect desire?

Can a desire be squelched within instinct’s reach?

And why would we want to do either?

There are many days when I write full of what I believe to be answers clouded in flowery, verbose keyboard exorcism.

Clearly today is not one of them.

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