Saturday, December 10, 2005

Free from Want

Life has been a thousand desires for me lately. I want this bass, this song, this look. I want to be cooler, I want to transcend cool. I want to dance like Stuart Murdoch. I want to play some gigs. I want to be better read. The thing is, I have no idea how I should go about getting anything. I think I'm understanding why Buddhism says that desire is the root of suffering. Part of me wants to be an ascetic when I get in this mindset. But then, am I not desiring to be an ascetic? So it seems I can't be free from want.