“The Buddha said that suffering was caused by desire, we’d learned, and that the cessation of desire meant the cessation of suffering. When you stopped wishing things wouldn’t fall apart, you’d stop suffering when they did.” – John Green.
Is this true? Yes it is.
The undoing of many is, they want only the good things of life. When any bad thing happens to them, they become confused, they panic and feel it is the end of the world.
They have forgotten that it is impossible to have an unbroken run of good times without intermittent periods when things don’t go as desired. In this life, everything exists in two extremes, including times and seasons.
Therefore, for the health of your heart, understand that good times and bad times are there for all to go through. There is nothing anybody can do about this. The understanding of this reality should stop you from troubling yourself when the undesired happens. It should put you in the right frame od mind to embrace bad times as you would, good times. When you have this understanding, you will achieve the harmony, upon which sustained peace of mind rest.
Desire only what is available but be attached to nothing,
so that when the undesired happens and takes everything,
with nothing, you can rise from the crisis,
and not lose an atom of the real you to the ashes.