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relationship tip: be compassionate when expressing a complaint - you are talking to the person you love, not the thing you find annoying

relationship tip: be compassionate when expressing a complaint - you are talking to the person you love, not the thing you find annoying

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In Defense of Desire

There is more to desire than just suffering. There is a yearning in desire that is as spiritual as it is sensual. Even when it degenerates into addiction, there is something salvageable from the original impulse that can only be described as sacred. Something in the person wants to be free, and it seeks its freedom any way it can.

As the well-known contemporary Indian teacher Sri Nisargadatta, famous for sitting on a crowded street corner selling inexpensive bidis, or Indian cigarettes, once commented, “The problem is not desire. It’s that your desires are too small.” The left-handed path means…

- Mark Epstein

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