the enemy of being is having

As I scrolled through my Pinterest today, I came across this pin.

Thinking in my head that if I have this zen-like candle holder with a Buddha statue, I’d be able to meditate AND THEN I’ll finally be at peace.

As I clicked on it, more pins emerged.

These all look peaceful. Where will I put them?

Maybe I need my meditation corner as well. I used to plan on having one while I was in Harvard and never got to making one. Maybe it’s the time now.

“How about the essentials?” recommended Pinterest.

Next thing I know, I have 15 To-Have items.

Then it occurred to me that before I can be at peace, there are so many obstacles! Having is an enemy to being.