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taken from: Reason to Live

The connection between ’want’ and ’pain’. People talk about it: where did humanity take a ’wrong turn’? Not just individuals, humanity. Humanity made, and continues to make, a wrong turn! It has to do with wanting what you don’t have! That’s how we continually get thrown out of the ’Garden of Eden’. When you want something you don’t have, you are in pain. Call it pain, frustration, irritation, anger, resentment - a whole lot of subtle colors to it. ’Not getting what you want’ - negativity, all of it! It’s all the pain of not getting what you want. Why do you want? It doesn’t matter what it is that you want - you want because you’re unhappy, you’re ’unfulfilled’!

Tsahi : because you’re in pain, already.

Alan : yes, that’s right, yes, oh very good! It starts with pain. Because if you’re not in pain you don’t want anything, you’re satisfied. If you’re satisfied you don’t ’want’. It starts in displeasure. It goes looking for things that are ’missing’, or things that are there but ’shouldn’t be there’. It’s all mechanical.


It’s all running from displeasure, and displeasure is pain.

Related Subjects: Want/pain