Much of our unhappiness comes from the desire to be happy at the expense of others. It’s really very ironic that in grasping after happiness in this way we end up causing ourselves pain. It’s like sticking your hand into what you think is a cool stream in order to find relief on a hot day, only to discover that the water is boiling.It is from an introduction to loving-kindness practice that I found on the Wildmind site.
Friday, August 28, 2009
Something about unhappiness
This is a wonderfully evocative paragraph about a common attachment: