Stumbled across this video today and was fascinated to discover that we should not want things that are outside ourselves. Further, we are not happy when we get the things we want because of the things bringing us happiness. We are not feeling joy brought by the things, we are feeling relief that we are no longer in a state of “want”.
Well, I’ll be dipped in shineola! This could explain why, when it comes to shelling, I like the hunting better than I like the having. Although, don’t get me wrong, I like the having just fine. I think I LIKE to be in a state of striving, in a state of “want”. Huh. Huh? Hmmm…..