The end of desire is embodiment.

from The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell page 220 nonfiction ~1 min read

The meaning is very clear; it is the meaning of all religious practice. The individual, through prolonged psychological disciplines, gives up completely all attachment to his personal limitations, idiosyncrasies, hopes and fears, no longer resists the self-annihilation that is prerequisite to rebirth in the realization of truth, and so becomes ripe, at last, for the great at-one-ment. His personal ambitions being totally dissolved, he no longer tries to live but willingly relaxes to whatever may come to pass in him; he becomes, that is to say, an anonymity. The Law lives in him with his unreserved consent.[1]


  1. A snippet my HS SPAM teacher wrote in my yearbook mirrored the above sentiments: "I am what you will find at the end of desire." In essence, at the end of ego is embodiment. ↩︎

—Joseph Campbell, The Hero with a Thousand Faces, p. 220