Excitement and Addiction

Excitement and Addiction

Excitement stimulate creative activity
and can add vitality and dynamism to the moment,
but nevertheless excitement cBGCOLOR="lightblue"an be harmful
in opposing equanimity, and consistent mindfulness.

Excitement frequently disturbs rather than deepens.
It is easily confused by unconscious expectations and intentions,
stimulated by subliminally perceived possibilities
of satisfaction of desire, for sex, wealth, or fame.

Excitement's activity, hopefully directed toward its resolution,
ideally merges with the excitement of attentive, appreciative living.
More frequently however excitement is placated with habits
that when misdirected become addictive. Back to Right Mindfulness

Basic Buddhist guidelines are listed in my Buddhism in a Nutshell

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