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Updated: Mar 15

You have an instinctive desire for pleasure, and it's probably running your life even if you don't realize it. Hoping to avoid pain, you grab onto whatever you personally define as pleasure, doing anything to make sure it stays.

Pleasure ranges all over the place, from an infinite supply of chocolate, endless Disneyland rides, yearly new cars, a spa day. Or the more simple pleasures like petting a fur baby, a walk in the forest, a good book, an afternoon nap.

The list is endless.

This deep yearning for pleasure is so essential that the vast majority of spiritual teachings offer promises to attain it permanently, whether in this life, or as a guaranteed reward in the afterlife (or future lives if you believe in reincarnation).

TV commercials claim purchasing their products will do the trick, the more expensive the better. Even watching others receive pleasure feeds your needs vicariously.

Since pleasure appears to be a rare commodity, you do what you can to have it repeat. You long for the high it brings even when it no longer brings it, trying ever bigger ways to achieve that illusory, permanent pleasure.

But try as you might, as long as you’re in a physical form, and as long as you’re seeking pleasure from external sources, it won’t work. Can’t. Like a hamster on a wheel chasing nothing, your pleasure chase is just as futile.

Trying for pleasure by ignoring pain doesn't work. But recognizing and accepting exactly where you’re at in the moment can allow pain of all kinds to quickly dissipate. This acceptant state opens the door for pleasure to walk in, often in unexpected ways.

By remembering who you truly are, a Higher Consciousness spirit who just happens to be temporarily inhabiting a body, pleasure becomes a permanent state of being.

From the inside.


Royce Morales, a renowned transformational facilitator, developer and teacher of Perfect Life Awakening, offers unique, breakthrough, spiritually-based tools to discover and resolve the roots of self-sabotaging, negative inner programming. This profound inner work awakens and transforms you by overcoming limiting beliefs, shifting your consciousness and resolving what's keeping you from a life of deservingness and true joy.

Royce offers remote group classes, an e-course and private inner journey sessions using her empowering spiritual clearing techniques.

Contact Royce for a free fifteen minute consultation to see if this inner-journey work is a good fit.

Royce is the author of three fascinating books about her teachings: “Want: True love, past lives and other complications;” “Know: A spiritual wake-up call;” and “Back: Rebirth After Stroke,” all available on

Her website is and Twitter is @RoyceMorales. She can be reached at

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