In this vibe field there can be boredom, craving, envy, frustration, longing, disappointment, lust, and wanting.
Notice that these emotions and actions are quite different from each other but they share the same vibe field. It’s the field that has the power and the influence.
This vibe field includes the type of boredom that has you wishing for and wanting stimulation.
This vibe field is the home of addictions.
This vibe is higher than jealousy which is a fear.
The emotions of this vibe field include boredom, craving, envy, frustration, longing, disappointment, lust, and wanting.
When you resonate within this vibe field, there is no satisfaction. Your attention is toward the future because the present is unsatisfying. As you look up ahead, you can see what you want and you want it more and more all the time.
The yin side of this field is boredom and disappointment. The yang side of this field is craving and wanting.
Quotes and Memes
You can’t get enough of what you don’t need.
“To conquer frustration, one must remain intensely focused on the outcome, not the obstacles.” ~ T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with “The Divine Presence”
“Percy, we’re going to Polyphemus’ island! Polyphemus is an S-i-k…a C-y-k…” She stamped her foot in frustration. As smart as she was, Annabeth was dyslexic, too. We could’ve been there all night while she tried to spell Cyclops. “You know what I mean!” ~ Rick Riordan, The Sea of Monsters
“It’s a lack of clarity that creates chaos and frustration. Those emotions are poison to any living goal.” ~ Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free
“Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.” ~ William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
“Desiring another person is perhaps the most risky endeavor of all. As soon as you want somebody—really want him—it is as though you have taken a surgical needle and sutured your happiness to the skin of that person, so that any separation will now cause a lacerating injury.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert, Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage
“I desire to be with you. I miss you. I feel lonely when I can’t see you. I am obsessed with you, fascinated by you, infatuated with you. I hunger for your taste, your smell, the feel of your soul touching mine.” ~ Jack Llawayllynn, Indulgence
“I want her to melt into me, like butter on toast. I want to absorb her and walk around for the rest of my days with her encased in my skin. I want.” ~ Sara Gruen, Water for Elephants
“See how she leans her cheek upon her hand. O, that I were a glove upon that hand, that I might touch that cheek!” ~ William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet
Raise the Vibe
It is helpful to know the source of the satisfaction of your desire. In this vibe field, you think that satisfaction is outside of yourself. Ask yourself about your craving, “Why do I want it?” The answer is always, “I’ll be satisfied when I get it.” The object of your desire is always something that is outside yourself. But the real source of satisfaction is within yourself. While you are resonating in this vibe field, that source is not available. You have to find a higher vibe field.
There are many ways to rise above the field of desire, craving, and frustration.
You can use the higher vibe field of anger. When we feel we should have it or we must have it, then we get angry and we fight for it. That, however, does not bring lasting satisfaction or happiness.
The most successful way is to use the higher vibe field of gratitude. When stuck in desire, you can most easily escape it by repeating the idea (in a mantra or contemplation) that you are thankful for what you have. When satisfaction comes, it may not be in the form you had pictured, but happiness is what you really wanted.
Alan Watts uses the example of desire to illustrate a core vibe field principle: “What you resist becomes your vibe.” Watts said that to resist your desire is to resonate with the desire vibe field. Buddhism’s pathway of surrender is this same principle. “To Desire not to have Desire, leads to Desire.” David R. Hawkins, MD, PhD puts it this way. “The desiring was actually the obstacle to its achievement or acquisition. This is because desire literally means, ‘I do not have’. Here was the initial experience with letting go of desire. Personal goals were written down, followed by a letting go of the desire for them. It sounds paradoxical but that is the process: identify the goals and then let go of wanting them.”