Posted by: Upāsaka | 09/15/2016

Fear of Want

From time to time, the spectre of want and ruin raises its head as it is now and I immediately feel the contraction in my chest, the creeping coldness in my limbs and the urge to turn away and forget. One day I know everything will finally go so do I want the days in between to amount to little more than a miserly defense of what gains I’ve got?

As I sat in meditation this morning the though arose that I should train myself to give every time I feel that I might act on the fear of want and scarcity. I hope that by training the heart this way I can come to let go more easily of the things that have never been mine to begin with and perfect nekkhama and dana parami as well. 


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