Source of Suffering
The root of suffering – the real root of all our problems – is in the mind. That means the place we can address our problems is also in the mind.
Feeling of Not Being Whole
So many of our problems arise because we feel cut off from something we need. We do not feel whole and therefore turn expectantly toward other people for the qualities we imagine missing in ourselves. All of the problems of the world, from one person’s anxiety to warfare between nations, can be traced to this feeling of not being whole.
The Truly Rich Person
The truly rich person is the one who has a satisfied mind. The affluence of satisfaction comes from wisdom, not from external things. If you are truly free from the mind of attachment, you’ll see that nothing really belongs to you in the first place.
When the Chocolate Runs Out: Mindfulness & Happiness
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