To be free from desires is to have the experience of attainment. The more there are desires, the more it becomes difficult to appreciate what is there and what is attained. Life becomes a constant struggle for attaining something else. One desire is fulfilled and before it can be appreciated all energies are focused on the fulfilment of ten other desires. When we continue to run after desires, we are not able to have the experience of having attained anything. Running for desires is like running after the shadow, we can never get it. But when we turn our back on it, it runs after us. If we are free from desires, we are rich because we are content with whatever little we have and we are happy putting in effort to be better with that little.
~ Brahma Kumaris, Mt Abu