We carry on like machines with our tiresome daily routine. How eagerly the mind accepts a pattern of existence, and how tenaciously it clings to it! As by a driven nail, the mind is held together by idea, and around the idea it lives and has its being. The mind is never free, pliable, for it is always anchored; it moves within the radius, narrow or wide, of its own center. From its center it dare not wander; and when it does, it is lost in fear. Fear is not of the unknown, but of the loss of the known. The unknown does not incite fear, but dependence on the known does. Fear is always with desire, the desire for the more or for the less. The mind, with its incessant weaving of patterns, is the maker of time; and with time there is fear, hope and death.

— Jiddu Krishnamurti – The Book of Life

The mind anchored in habits and desire

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  1. I am one of your newest fans . . . found you in a google search looking for information on dukkha. Lovely to wake to your amazing photos and thoughtful quotes. Thank your for your commitment to send inspiration my way.

    Best regards,

    • Thank you very much Tonia, for this nice comment. This is one motivation more to continue like that. It has become a project for me to upload an article a day for 365 days, at least. This is a nice way to collect texts and prepare pictures for a daily meditation book and it is a way to do a good deed every day. Even if it is only by having good thoughts, but thoughts are the root of actions… 🙂

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