I have a story about the laptop.
One time I was a little bit depressed because I was beginning my “middle-age crisis.” I was in New Delhi at that time.
So I thought that maybe buying a Sony Vaio would change my life, and I was excited for maybe one week. I forgot my depression for awhile, but then it came back.
So until we change this kind of thinking – expecting that outside circumstances or objects are going to bring us happiness, then I think our lives will be very difficult. That constant tendency to look outside yourself for something more to make you happy makes life unsatisfying.
But the whole point is that the more you believe there’s something ‘out there’ that will bring you love, satisfaction, well-being and happiness, the more you drive yourself away from your original essence love and inherent well-being.