Why can't I let go ?

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    I’ve read enough texts by philosophers and Eastern Religion proponents to be aware of the fact that DESIRES CAUSE SUFFERING. It is a simple fact of conscious human experience. But even knowing this, why do I keep desiring things ? Why do I strive to accomplish certain goals ?

    Epicurus said that society has a corrupting effect on people. Maybe I’m just too weak to resist its poison ?

    I still see absolute simplicity as the ultimate goal in life but there seems to be this duality within that keeps me from shedding all of my earthly desires. My hobbies are constantly breeding new wishes.

    I think I’m better than the majority of society about this, but this is of little comfort to a suffering being.

    I also know I should get into meditation but I don’t have the discipline.

    Be content with what you have, rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you. - Lao Tzu

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