Desire is moving into the future. Desire create dreams. With desire comes time and future, and this moment is missed. Future is needed because there is desire, otherwise there is no future. Desire means you have to do something, only then will you be happy. You can not be simply happy. Desire has a motivation in it. When you move into desire awareness disappears, desire is unconsciousness. If you are aware, there is no desire.
A religious person changes all his worldly desires into other-worldly desires BUT desire still persists. Now money is no more object of desire but god, uninterrupted happiness which is pleasure. The idea of god or bliss is more sophisticated but still its desire. Whatever god or bliss you can imagine is rooted in YOUR thought.
Whatsoever you desire, plan and dream never comes. And present is always different from your desire and dream. Your desire is wastage of energy. Nothing is new in desire, you can not desire the unknown. Desire is just a repetition of known. Desire never get fulfilled. If a dollar cannot fulfill you how can a thousand dollars be fulfilling? It will be thousand fold more unfulfilling. If one woman cannot fulfill you and create such a hell then thousand women…Just imagine!
When meditation is perfect you don’t change the object of desire but desire is dropped.