"As long as man was in the moonlight he desired to reach the moon…there was bliss in the moonlight but the moon itself was distant. Moonlight was near but man longed for the moon…man reached the moon but there he was without moonlight.” ~ Wasif Ali Wasif
A wonderfully poetic way of teaching that ‘what is’ is all I want. I constantly long, yearn, ache for something ‘other’ than ‘what is’ and when I get that ‘other’ it becomes the ‘what is’ and now, again, I want ‘other’. Are we all rolling on the floor laughing yet? If I am not finding all of this extremely funny I am seeing it wrongly. Happiness is that moment, fleeting as it may be, when I am free of all desire.
Diederik Wolsak is program director at Choose Again