Desire is what causes things to happen. For example, if there were no desire in anger, we would never curse someone or hit them. If there were no desire in love, we wouldn’t want to bring happiness to people or reduce their suffering. It is desire itself that brings the final action, not the emotion underlying it.
– Jerome Freedman, Mindfulness Breaks: Your Path to Awakening
NOTE: This month we celebrate my teachers, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and Father Eli, who taught me so much about meditation, “mind stories” and visualization.
My book, Mindfulness Breaks, Your Path to Awakening, celebrates Thich Nhat Hanh and Father Eli. The book was released last month. Chick on the link below or in the bio for more information.
May you be free from suffering and the causes of suffering!
All my best,