The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose, Prosperity, Happiness, and Freedom
"Desire is here to stay. The challenge we all face, and that I intend to guide you through, is to learn how to take into account the full measure of who you are and use the positive force of all four of your soul’s desires––dharma, the desire to become who you were meant to be, artha, the desire for the means to help you fulfill your dharma, kama, the desire for pleasure of all kinds, and moksha, the desire for freedom and a connection to the Eternal––to lead you to your best life."  - THE FOUR DESIRES
This wise and richly practical book, written by master teacher Rod Stryker, is a roadmap for achieving your soul’s call to greatness, your spiritual and material dreams––in short, to becoming the person you were meant to be. It is filled with revealing true stories, provocative exercises, and practices for unlocking your inner guidance.

•  Discover your soul’s unique purpose –– the one you came into this world to fulfill
•  Recognize the immediate goal(s) that your soul aspires you to accomplish at any given time and enliven your capacity to achieve them.
•  Overcome self-defeating ideas and behavior
•  Discover how anything, including your challenges, are actually helping to guide you to a better life
•  Learn to live with joy at every stage of your growth

THE FOUR DESIRES is nothing less than a complete path toward living your best life possible—a life that is rich in meaning and in means, a life that attracts and emanates happiness, a life that is your unique gift to yourself and the world.

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 Praise for The Four Desires

"Rod Stryker's teachings have given me a whole new lens with which to see the world and my own potential; his teachings are sparks in a powder keg. My life has exploded with beauty, mystery and depth under his tutelage”
                        Jennifer Nettles, Grammy award winning songwriter, lead singer, Sugarland

"Rod is a true Master and his book, The Four Desires is a rare accomplishment: a book of valuable, profound wisdom that is easy to learn from, live by, and love. I will be carrying a dog-eared copy of it for years.”
                          Mark Bryan, author of The Artist’s Way at Work, former member of Oprah’s Change Your Life Team

"Rod Stryker is one of the truly bright lights of modern yoga.  He connects to the sincere seeker's heart, while his straight-forward scholarship emboldens the mind.  The Four Desires is an outstanding book, advancing the integrity and luster of modern yoga."
                           John Friend, Founder of Anusara Yoga

The Four Desires is a precious gem of a book. It offers us the “owner’s manual” of time-tested teachings we all should have had available to us early on, which we can now utilize for realizing and living a life filled with purpose and meaning. I will be recommending for years to come to all my students and teacher-in-training.“
                          Richard Miller, PhD, author of Yoga Nidra: A Meditative Practice for Deep Relaxation and Healing

“For decades, Rod has led yoga practitioners on the path of inner and outer fulfillment. The Four Desires offers practical and profound teachings from which people of all backgrounds can benefit. It is a treasure that is destined to become a classic."
                          Shiva Rea, Creator, Prana Flow Yoga

The Four Desires is firmly grounded in ancient wisdom. Anyone seeking inner healing and lasting happiness must read this book.”
                            Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD, Chairman and Spiritual Head, Himalayan Institute