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  • Writer's pictureLama Jigme Gyatso

Crush your Ego? 11oct21

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,

physical 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.

Let us conclude

with a simple

call to action

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