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Anatomy of Desire: How to Be Happy Even When You Don't Get What You Want [Kindle Edition]

Gina Lake
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We expect that getting what we want will finally make us happy, but what we find is that it mostly just leads to wanting more or wanting something different. Our desires toss us to and fro until we tire of this and begin to question the value of following our desires. Anatomy of Desire will help you understand desire and its purpose in your life. It will also help you discriminate between your Heart's desires and the ego's and to relate to the ego's desires in a way that reduces suffering and increases joy. By pointing out the myths about desire that keep us tied to our ego's desires and the suffering they cause, Anatomy of Desire will help you be happy regardless of your desires and whether you are attaining them. So it is also about spiritual freedom, or liberation, which comes from following the Heart, our deepest desires, instead of the ego's desires. It is about becoming a lover of life rather than a desirer. Anatomy of Desire explains:

- The truth about desire
- Where desires come from and their purpose in spiritual evolution
- How to relate to your desires in a way that doesn't cause suffering
- How desires, fantasies, memories, and dreams create suffering
- How to tell the difference between your Heart's desires and the ego's
- How to become free from fear - How you create your reality
- How to develop your intuition
- How to know what your Heart wants and to follow it
- How to be happy


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About the Author

Gina Lake is a spiritual teacher and the author of numerous books about awakening to one’s true nature, including From Stress to Stillness, Trusting Life, Embracing the Now, Radical Happiness, Living in the Now, Return to Essence, Loving in the Moment, Anatomy of Desire, and Getting Free. She is also a gifted intuitive with a master's degree in counseling psychology and over twenty years experience supporting people in their spiritual growth. Her website offers information about her books, free e-books, book excerpts, a monthly newsletter, a blog, and audio and video recordings.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 576 KB
  • Print Length: 188 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Endless Satsang Foundation (19 Nov. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001S2PNV0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #306,989 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Gina Lake is the author of numerous books about awakening to one's true nature, including From Stress to Stillness, Embracing the Now, Radical Happiness, Trusting Life, Choice and Will, Ten Teachings for One World, Living in the Now, Return to Essence, Choosing Love, Anatomy of Desire, Getting Free, and Beliefs, Emotions, and the Creation of Reality.

The focus of her writing and teaching is on helping people be in the present moment and live the happy and fulfilled life that is possible and on shedding light on the ego and other programming that interferes with that. Gina's teachings are most similar to Eckhart Tolle's, Byron Katie's, Adyashanti's, and A Course in Miracles.

She is also a gifted intuitive with a master's degree in counseling psychology and over twenty years experience supporting people in their spiritual growth. Her website offers information about her books, courses, and spiritual mentoring as well as free ebooks, book excerpts, a monthly newsletter, a blog, and audio and video recordings: http://www.radicalhappiness.com

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5.0 out of 5 stars Informative and fascinating. 2 Mar. 2014
By Helen
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Great book that details how desire works and the thinking patterns behind it. Has given me the freedom to see what's really going on inside me.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love this little book!! 4 May 2007
By Laura Prue - Published on Amazon.com
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I love this little book! In "Anatomy of Desire," Gina Like explodes the popular cultural myth that desire fulfillment leads to happiness. In it she states that "while there is no freedom from desiring, because desiring will exist as long as we are human, it is possible to become free from needing our desires to be met." The practical information in this book demystifies desire and helped me to distinguish between the fear driven desires of the ego and the urges of essence. "Anatomy of Desire is an easy, quick read that has had a lasting impact on me. I highly recommend it along with all of Gina's other wonderful books.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Former LOA teacher loves this book! 29 April 2010
By Fred Morton - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Gina Lake does a brilliant job of explaining desire. When you understand desire there is no need to manage it or focus on it the way most LOA experts teach it.
If you have been involved in LOA and are at a place where it doesn't serve you as well as it used to, this is the book for you! The clarity that you will receive from this book is priceless.
I just want to add that although I have read many books from Amazon, this is the first review I have written. This book is a must read!
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The only thing missing is the treasure chest!! 23 Jan. 2009
By M. Jeffreys - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Gina Lake's "Anatomy of Desire" is pure gold! It is filled with spiritual gems and powerful insights that drip with presence.

Her material rings of both authenticity and clarity. You know that favorite author of yours that always "nails it" just as you see it? Or answers questions you've always had? Well for me, Gina Lake does the job. The problem is, I find myself highlighting the whole damn book!:)

Here's a taste (pg. 23):

"You are evolving toward pure Awareness, which is not identified with the body, mind, desires, or feelings but knows itself as All. Until you have acheived this level of dis-identification, you are identified to some extent with your body, mind, desires and feelings.

"Those who are deeply and more completely identifed with these suffer greatly, and those who are less deeply and completely identified with these suffer less."

The focus of this book is on a topic that all of us do, yet few of us think about HOW we do it or even if it is really US doing it!? Most of us are just a slave to our mind's never ending litany of demands and desires which is why there is so much suffering in the world.

Gina Lake has thought alot about this vital subject and clearly explains what the mind is up to and why it has nothing to do with who we really are.

Love and Serenity,

Michael Jeffreys
Author, Success Secrets of the Motivational Superstars
Organizer, Santa Monica Eckhart Tolle Meetup
(To see my list of "Top 10 Spiritual Books" please visit my website.)
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Clear, Concise, and a poignant read 12 Mar. 2009
By Andrew Schultz - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Gina states clearly how our "conditioned desires" interferes with our happiness and clouds the truth of our Essence. As Gina explains, "The ego uses fear to inspire you to take action, while essence inspires you through feelings of joy, excitement, happiness, and elation".

Gina's warmth and love permeates throughout every page, captivating the reader to absorb the depth of her wisdom, moving one beyond mere words to truth itself. "Anatomy of Desire" guides one through the maze of egoic desires to the desires of essence.

A marvelous read and one that may be referred to often.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Gem from Gina 14 Oct. 2008
By Jay B. Everett - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This is just one more Home Run from Gina Lake. In this one she shows us how to be "unconditionally happy" and she does it exquisitely and clearly. It is a fun and easy read that will transform even the foulest of moods. She shows us that our ego is always craving for more but that we don't have to feed it. She teaches us to recognize that we can only "BE" happy but the ego will continue to cry for what it wants but giving it that will never satiate it. Do yourself a huge favor and get this book.
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