You can’t ever get everything you want. It is impossible. Luckily, there is another option: You can learn to control your mind, to step outside of this endless cycle of desire and aversion. You can learn not to want what you want, to recognize desires but not be controlled by them.
- Bhanta Henepola Gunaratana, “Mindfulness in Plain English”
I woke up in the middle of the night. So many thoughts running through my head. Distilling all the thoughts down and I think the secret is to let go. What it really all comed down to isn’t about the things or people that make you happy. What its all about is being happy to start with no matter the circumstances.
Sometimes what we want isn’t what we get. Sometimes they just stay as desires that would be nice if they came true. We can’t control everything that happens. I guess what I’m really trying to say is, letting go isn’t a bad thing. It’s not the easiest thing to do but in the end you’ll end up happier.