Desire and peace are opposites. Desire is never fulfilled but only leads to more wanting. There is only now. Desire is dissatisfaction with “what is”. But there is never anything else! Consequently, desire can only mean unhappiness. Having a preference for something different is fine and working toward it is fine but we must be careful not to be attached to, or desirous of, a certain result. We only control the effort, never the result. There are many factors far beyond our control that influence the result. If we concern ourselves with the result, we are setting the stage for possible failure and disappointment. If we simply apply ourselves to the task at hand seeking only satisfaction from the doing of it well, we cannot fail and happiness, peace and accomplishment will be ours to a much greater degree than we could ever have hoped for otherwise.