Your Needs & Wants are Vital to Your Potential
The soul of all existence is to grow and thrive.
If our definition of what we need is hanging out at neutral, or even at a basic functioning or survival level, while our creative impulse or hunger for life is to thrive, we’ll experience a constant conflict with ourselves.
If we start the question of what we need on whether it is necessary in our lives, we will come to one level of answer, that will most likely be a lateral improvement. If we start with a vision of what we want to create, experience and be in our lives, and look at need in that framework, we will come to a very different answer.
From there our needs are driven by an internal impulse toward our potential. It helps us to see the world as not so much divided between the material and unseen, but from a vibrational perspective the way our soul sees it.
Every invention required someone to want or need a different, more effective way of getting something done, and experiencing life. The discovery of new worlds, whether a next door neighbor or across oceans, required the desire for exploration, something outside what is necessary to function.
We are inherently creative. What happens when that is shut down in the name of not being necessary? Individual taste aside, we could live without the music of Bach or Bonnie Raitt, but would we want to? In their purest form, wants and needs come from an internal impulse to create, to be ourselves, to belong, and to contribute with meaning.
Our deepest needs and desires must be fulfilled to become fully ourselves. A glass half full cannot overflow into other glasses. So our relationship to and our responsibility with our needs and desires is essential to the experience of our soul potential—potential drawn from who you are and who you become.
Our needs and wants are directly related to the vastness we perceive internally and externally. By learning to relate to goodness as infinite, we learn to dwell there and create more of it. It builds self-trust with our needs and wants and that they will not lead to a fest of narcissism, but the expansion of ourselves and the good we contribute to the world through who we are and what we do.
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