Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Daily Dharma: Trying To Fill the Hole

Today's Daily Dharma from Tricycle:
Trying To Fill the Hole

One sure clue as to whether we're being motivated by aspiration or expectation is that aspiration is always satisfying; it may not be pleasant but it is always satisfying. Expectation, on the other hand, is always unsatisfying, because it comes from our little minds, our egos. Starting way back in childhood, we live our lives looking for satisfaction outside ourselves. We look for some way to conceal the basic fear that something is missing from our lives. We go from one thing to another trying to fill up the hole we think is there.

~ Charlotte Joko Beck, Everyday Zen

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