Freedom from grasping or averting our desire is a challenge for all of us. We all have desires. There is nothing wrong in having desires.How do we relate to our desires determines our well-being. Unwise reactivity to our desires causes dukkha, suffering, bondage. Our mind gets contracted and stuck. We create our own suffering.
I am learning as I am aging. There have been times in my life when my selfish desires took control of my mind and led me on to the path of suffering. Recognizing and accepting my suffering helped me to be free from my self-created suffering. Life is an ongoing journey with ups and downs. Learning from the downs has helped me to stay on the path of my well-being.
When I remain open to myself, aware of what is happening in my mind and heart I do not get fixated and stuck and become a victim of the
vicious cycle. I have learnt to create a gap between the stmulus and response, take deep breaths, become mindful of what is binding me and walk on the path of wellness. Living this way the space of my life expands and deepens.
Jagdish P Dave
On Jun 21, 2022Jazzy wrote :
Thank you, you explained it so perfectly that I could understand what the article was about.
On Jun 21, 2022govbria wrote :
"When I remain open to myself, aware of what is happening in my mind and heart I do not get fixated and stuck"---thank you so much for this wisdom. Learning to practice making a gap between stimulus and response--good lesson!
Huge gratitude for your beautiful reflection. Thank you :-)