Wednesday, July 28, 2004

No Hope?

A life lived with no hope is a peaceful, joyous and compassionate life.  As long as we identify with this mind and body -- and we all do -- we hope for things that we think will take care of them. We hope for success, we hope for health, and we hope for enlightenment. All hope is, of course, about sizing up the past and projecting it into the future. 
                                                                              Everyday Zen 
                                                                         by Charlotte Joko Beck
(We really need to pay attention to what our hopes are about)


naveen said...

It seems like the author is equating hope to desires. Is there a difference?

Rani said...

Very good point. As I think about it, I guess our hopes and desires are kind of intermingled. I think we have to keep both in check.