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Consequences of Wanting

Don’t let the different consequences of wanting lull you into an unconsciousness sleep. All wanting leads to bondage (attachment) in one form or another regardless of what it is that’s wanted…

If there’s always something to want it’s because you don’t think what you have is enough. And if you don’t think you have enough, there will always be something that’s wanted. Wanting isn’t something that’s inherently a bad thing, why one wants is where issues arise and this is only because where there is want one mostly thinks something is missing. Want only matters to the degree in how the thing wanted affects your life. A want to drink alcohol in access and do drugs have consequences much different then wanting to go to a program to stop using those things, but wants core is the same and that’s what needs to be examined. Don’t let the different consequences of wanting lull you into the sleep of unconsciousness because all wanting leads to bondage in one form or another.

You might say that’s not true, wanting to better yourself is a good thing, but that would mean you need things to be different to accept yourself. Accepting life exactly as it is is the only place you will experience the peace of not wanting things different. I’m not saying don’t better yourself, but if it’s at the expense of your peace of mind there’s no benefit to it. I say go for the gold, just understand even if it’s attained you will find it’s not providing the benefits you thought it would; shortly afterwards another want will arise. Investigate this and see how wanting arises from needing, and needing causes bondage (attachment) which causes suffering. Break free from wanting things to be different and you will inevitably stop suffering…