Friday, August 08, 2008

About desire

Not long ago, I was browsing at Border's and picked up a little book called "101 Really Important Things You Already Know, But Keep Forgetting". Here's one of those things:
Getting rid of your desire for something is as good as possessing it.
It follows that the more expectations you have, the more unhappiness you are likely to experience. Even when something good comes your way, you will not feel grateful once you get it.

For this reason it's wise to reveiw your expectations regularly.
And, of course, the meditative process teaches us who to let go of desires by have us practice just that with our thoughts throughout the meditation session.

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