May 12, 2017 by katmcdaniel
By identifying with a craving (‘I want this,” “don’t want’ that”), you tighten the clutch and intensify its resistance. Instead of being a state of mind that you have, it becomes a compulsion that has you. As with understanding anguish, the challenge in letting go of craving is to act before habitual reactions incapacitate us.
―Stephen Batchelor, Buddhism without Beliefs: A Contemporary Guide to Awakening
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