At the beginning of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course, a program that I teach, we ask the participants “What do you want to get out of this program?” And soon after that, we ask, “What do you really, really, really want?”
Although I ask myself this question quite often, I recently decided to do a deeper reflection. So I paused, centered myself, and asked again: “What do I really, really, really want?” And the answer that came to me this time was, “I want to want less.”
What do I want?
I want the inner peace that comes from feeling that I do enough, that I have enough, and that I am enough, and that I don’t need to do more, have more, or be more. I want the inner peace that comes from feeling content with what I do, what I have, and whom I am.
I want the inner peace that comes from accepting death, knowing that we all die and that we all don’t die.
Piero Falci is an author and educator who believes that the inner work that leads to personal awakening and transformation is indispensable to create a wholesome world. He is an explorer of the mysteries of life who loves to observe, reflect, and write, and who not only strives to live a life that matters, but also hopes to inspire others to do the same. He is a promoter of peace who believes in advancing the idea that Heaven is here if we want it to be. He teaches mindfulness meditation, mindful living, and the acclaimed Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program as taught at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare, and Society of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He organizes Silent Peace Walks.
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