Observing our "Hungry Ghost Mind"

A Hungry Ghost is said to be a being with an enormous belly and a very small mouth; a being who cannot possibly take in enough to be satisfied.  This is all of us in some moments:  We would like to take in what would truly nourish us, but somehow we cannot.  Another way of viewing this is that we are sometimes caught in a greedy state of mind: We are convinced that we need something or another in order to be happy.  When investigated -- "is this really true?" -- the missing "something or another" actually not the true source of our distress. 

This week we are invited to notice when some form of "Hungry Ghost Mind" has arisen in us. Doing the gratitude practice we outlined last week is often a good antidote for this kind of suffering.


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