Chapter Two: Beyond The Mind’s Desire: Do your desires serve your soul or do they serve your ego? It can be easy to become swooped up by the temptations that life presents us. With all of the luxuries in the world that are being thrown in our face, it can be easy to fall victim to desires. We can also believe that happiness exists in the things we want, but sadly it is only a matter of time before our mind comes up with the next thing to chase. If we have peace within, we no longer require temporary relief through the acquisition of thing after thing after thing.