If I’m trapped in the mind, I’m a rolling insufficiency. I want something.
If I do not desire anything and I am not afraid of anything, then the mind is quiet. Not asleep or chewing its cud, but alert, watchful and ready. Like a top-of-class majordomo.
Desire isn’t wrong; it’s the smallness of our desires that exacts a toll.
Dig one hole. Dig it deep.
The psalmist did not say, “Two things have I desired…”
“If you put sincere effort in one place, the gold in the stone will break for you.”
We cannot be happy in the future. Happiness is a now state. Everything else is business as usual—anticipation, imagination, desire, wanting.
Therefore, want what you have; don’t want what you don’t have.