In the second Noble Truth of the Buddha he states that the cause of all our suffering is our own desires. Another way to describe this that helps me to better understand it and work toward alleviating it is to think of desires as expectations. So that is what today’s episode is about; I can reduce my suffering (stress) by controlling my expectations. I give several examples of how I’m doing just that.
Attachment and the second noble truth that we are the cause of all our suffering in a way is associated with letting go as taught in the forth step of the recovery program of Alcoholics Anonymous. I start with this teaching as an approach as I begin to discuss the law of attraction this week.