“You possess only whatever will not be lost in a shipwreck.” Al-Ghazali.
Year after year you fulfill one desire after another, until you come to know that there is no satisfaction in fulfilling endless desires. Nothing in this world is ever enough. Desires fade. How to achieve happiness then if not by fulfilling desires? Is happiness being free of desire?
You have been walking around the labyrinth of God so many times you have forgotten your true name and where you came from. Now it’s a puzzle to find your way back. But there is no end to the labyrinth. It leads back to beginning.
This much I know: anything that comes or goes is not you. It has no form. It is hollow like a seashell. People appear, stay for a while, then move on. Relationships are not you either. We cannot build a foundation on anything that comes or goes. The only true investment is finding out who and what you are. What is your true nature? Who is writing this? Who is reading? The identities, stories, jobs, possessions, achievements, information you accrue, who you were yesterday.. all these things will not remain.
But time is running out you say.. I must have this or that before I leave this plane. Time is another game on earth that has no true identity. Beyond all this is formlessness, timelessness.. a sea of nothingness from where everything arises and falls.
You have come here for a reason.. That reason is to find out what remains.