When we turn life into a story with ourself as the protagonist, we poison everything we have. We find someone we love, and we poison the relationship by thinking, “This should make me happy.” We find we have a talent, and we poison our practice and enjoyment of it by thinking, “I could have a career.” The only happiness is in giving, not getting. The only freedom is freedom from ego.
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dogo barry graham
author, poet, journalist, zen buddhist monk in glasgow. socialist, for scottish independence.