Except from Buddhism in Plain Terms, Vol. 8 Chapter 16
A person should not pursue desires since a human’s desire can never be satisfied. A person with desire will suffer in relentless agony. Take a look at wealthy people: at what point should they say they have enough money? They already have untold riches, yet would they say they already have enough? In contrast, they would always say that they don’t yet have enough money. So, whenever desire comes upon us, we should detach ourselves from it like fading clouds. Our desire should ebb away just like clouds massing on the horizon that gradually drift away. Loosen the attachment to our own desire and view everything with equanimity; then nothing else matters to us.