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Day 282 – Smile!

October 9, 2012

 

“Happiness vs. Suffering: we look at things in terms of happiness vs. suffering, pleasure vs. pain. We hope for happiness, but once we have it, fear arises, for we are afraid to lose it. Out of that fear we cling to pleasure so hard that the pleasure itself becomes a form of pain. And when suffering arises, no amount of wishful thinking makes it go away. The more we hope for it to be otherwise, the more pain we feel.” (“The Middle Way of Stress” by Judy Lief in Shambala Sun, September 2012)

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