desire + optimism

Around a year ago I had what Maslow calls a peak experience. It changed my life: I’m significantly happier, pretty much free of anxiety, and find it easy to dip into flow states. I continue, however, to want many things, and for a while this disturbed me. After all, many interpretations of Buddhism suggest that desire is the root of all suffering and the best solution to pain is to… uh… give up wanting. But from I can tell it’s pretty much impossible to

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