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Give Up Your Thoughts of Wanting

At this moment is there anything lacking?
Nirvana is right here now before our eyes.
This place is the lotus land.
This body now is the Buddha.

Giving up our desires is nothing more than giving up a thought of wanting. Giving up our thoughts of wanting simply means not giving those thoughts our attention --- ignoring them. Such thoughts have never helped us to get what we thought we wanted. Wanting isn't valuable, so giving up wanting is giving up nothing except for our suffering. Are you willing to give up your suffering? That's a question worth examining because, the truth is, the ego doesn't want you to give up your suffering, since the ego has no purpose without suffering.

  ~Gina Lake from What About Now?: Reminders for Being in the Moment

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