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‘Many people mistakenly believe that the way to be spiritual and find peace in their lives is to wrestle the “me” to the ground. To conquer it. To force themselves to submit to a set of ideas about how they should be. They begin a process of tightening themselves, cutting off their feelings or pretending not to see, in order to reach their goal. “I am not angry,” they tell themselves. “I will stop drinking alcohol right now and never drink it again.” “I will not do anything wrong, ever.”
This doesn’t work. Instead, this new desire to achieve a goal takes over and is just another desire. We can’t simply look in the mirror and say we want to be better and believe that such thoughts will make it so. The wanting takes over again. Wanting is wanting is wanting. What we are looking for is not-wanting.’ (Being Black)

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