Ways of practicing Yearning include reading mystical poetry, wishing rituals, expressing desires, Tantric sex, and the specific practices below.

Incorporate little rituals into your activities that enable you to freely express your desires. Wish on birthday candles or the last bite of pie. Build a "wishing wall" in your community where people add a stone to symbolize something they yearn for. Explain that the desire can be individual or communal but joining your desire to others may make its fulfillment more likely.

  • Anthony de Mello gives a meditation for placing your prayers and holy desires before God.
  • Elizabeth Lesser explores the yearning in our spiritual hunger.
  • Ram Dass explores attachment to desires which can be a shadow element of yearning.

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