We say, “I’ll throw this away” without realizing that there is no ‘away’.
The aim of counselling is to stop the mind, not stimulate it. Can we think our way out of a problem that thought has created? No chance. Lao Tzu: “More words count less.”
The man whose ambitions have been turned inside out, whose heart is drawn to the formless, will have increasingly less to do with the world of forms.
What isn’t there makes what is there stand out. For beauty’s sake, subtract.
It is not necessary to renounce anything. All that does is inflate a saggy sense of self. Just stop acquiring things.