Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Unraveling Desire

“The truth is that we like our preferences and prejudices, we like defining ourselves in terms of what we like and don’t like. It is precisely desire’s entanglement with the sense of self that makes this all so difficult to unravel.

Fortunately, there is a relatively easy and accessible way to counter the powerful forces of desire: the cultivation of equanimity. Every moment of mindfulness is also a moment of equanimity.”

- Andrew Olendzki, "The Buddha's Smile" - Tricycle Daily Dharma

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