(Something I have been meditating on…)
We are filled with endless desires. Some of these desires are classified as needs and others merely as wants. We go through this life trying to silence these desires by either fulfilling them, ignoring them or having them consume who we are. This wanting is powerful, and it is a driving force behind the human condition.
Our pain, disappointment, and envy can often be traced back to what we want. I would argue that most of the great challenges facing mankind today stem from want. War, famine, drought, climate change… all exist because of wants that can never be silenced. It is amazing to me that something so personal can grow into something so formidable as a challenge for all mankind.
So, what are we to do? Find satisfaction where ever you can. Look at the things you have collected and say, “that’s enough.” Look at the food on your plate and say, “that’s enough.” Look at your car, house, clothes and say, “that’s enough.” Look at the resources we consume and say, “that’s enough.” Look in the mirror and say, “I am enough.” If we, as individuals, can get to a place where we actually believe this and act on it perhaps we can see real and lasting change for the things plaguing this world.
Be good to each other,
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