88. The Joy of Wanting: 8 Ways to Rethink Desire

Kabbalah teaches that the essence of our soul is desire. For, if we wanted for nothing, we would never fulfill our life’s purpose. Yet, society teaches us that there is shame in wanting and that we should apologize for our desires. Human desire is how we know we’re alive! Listen as Monica and Michael unpack the lesson that our desires are a gift that motivates us and allows us to connect to the Light of the Creator.



“The amount of pleasure we derive from anything is exactly equal to the amount of desire that we have for it.” – Michael Berg




The Happiness Hypothesis, by Jonathan Haidt