Co-dependence is a useful term. It means: What we cling to, we suffer from. Hold on to nothing.
All sentient beings share a longing for happiness. Some men think the road to happiness leads through pleasure—or at least a mnemonic accumulation of pleasurable experiences. It doesn’t. Pleasure comes and goes.
If you really want to help someone, keep away from him. A desire to help disqualifies one from helping.
Emotions, no matter how intense and virulent, are not the problem. Our identification with emotions—that’s the problem. This Christmas we offer ourselves the gift of detachment.
Is there anything more dispiriting than the attempt to rekindle romance?
Trying is failing.
And love is not personal.