“The chains of desire pull us into a life of frustration and suffering, while renunciation cuts those chains. Renunciation, though often understood to mean “giving up,” is, more accurately, the willingness to experience things as they are, not as we want them to be. Here you discover true freedom, the deep, quiet joy that has always been present in you.” ~Kevin McLeod
This is an excerpt from an article he wrote on renunciation, which is online HERE.
I encourage you to take a few minutes to read it. I know it sounds like a very dull and gray topic, but it’s unexpectedly bright and hopeful.