I invite you to think about choosing something you could give up, for some significant period of time, that you like enough so that you'd notice its absence but not so much that you or your family would be in discomfort. Then see what you learn. Remember it's not about becoming stoic. It's about becoming intimate with the nature of desire itself. Desire pulls so hard, it's surprising to find that it's empty.

Sylvia Boorstein in Pay Attention, for Goodness' Sake