Have you ever noticed we aren’t happy?


“Have you ever noticed that a fulfilled desire normally provides only a sense of temporary satisfaction? For example, the pleasure we experience from acquiring a new car or home, or purchasing the latest technology is usually short-lived. As a result, our desires increase in intensity and multiply in number. We are on to the next thing. We become more demanding and less content, finding it more difficult to be satisfied. This is how most people pursue happiness, and yet it only increases unhappiness. Do you remember that one definition of insanity? And yet, at the most fundamental level your true Self is undisturbed, at peace, well, and lacks nothing.”

– Jim Palmer, Notes from (Over) the Edge: Unmasking the Truth to End Your Suffering

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