BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, April 24th, 2008 by Jack Kornfield in A PATH WITH HEART

“What happens when we do fulfill wanting? It often brings on more wanting. The whole process can become very tiring and empty. “What am I going to do next? We’ll, I’ll just get some more.” George Bernard Shaw said, “There are two great disappointments in life. Not getting what you want and getting it.” The process of such unskillful desire is endless, because peace comes not from fulfilling our wants but from the moment that dissatisfaction ends. When wanting is fulfilled, there comes a moment of satisfaction, not from the pleasure, but from stopping of the grasping.”

Jack Kornfield, in “A Path with Heart”

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