No, your problem
is neither your ego,
your desire to be healthy,
nor even your enjoyment of pleasure.
Your problem is that someone
failed to properly explain to you
the second noble truth.
I’m sorry you were cheated thusly;
it would have saved you such sorrow.
The first noble truth reminds us
that there are circumstantial stressors,
as well as stressors that are interpersonal
and some that are mental.
The second noble truth
is that we exacerbate our stress.
How do we do that?
By resisting the presence
of that which is dreadful,
by resisting the potential absence
of that which we have,
and by resisting the actual absence
of that which we require.
Mindfulness allows us to notice our resistances
and it is meditation
through which we release.
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with a simple
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