What can't you live without?
What do you need? Have you ever really asked yourself that? Not what do you WANT, but what do you NEED? This can be a very profound exercise. If you sit down and write down what you need to survive, your goals might shift, your fears might change, you might be able to live a life that is free.
Think about this... not just food and water. But could you survive without your house? You car? How about love? Connections with friends and family? How about your accomplishments? What if you never "accomplished" another thing? How would you feel?
You might start to notice that what you fear of loosing (i.e. your house, your spouse, your life...) All is really a deeper fear of loosing something more.
For example, lets drill down on something as an example. Let's say you are afraid of loosing your job. (normal fear in a day like today) Why are you really afraid of loosing your job. Drill down... Are you afraid of loosing your house? What would happen when you lost your house or your material things? What would happen if you lost those things? Maybe you are afraid your family will loose security. So the real issue is you are afraid to loose your job because you are afraid to loose your security. Take that a step further and ask yourself, does your job really make you safe? Not if you are afraid of loosing it. :)
So just take a moment and think about what you really need. Ask yourself the question twice. Do I REALLY NEED this or do I just want it? It is okay to just want something, but when you take the NEED part out, it gives it more freedom. More room to grow, rather than having you hold on to it so tight you won't let it do anything. Freedom comes when we are no longer afraid of loosing those things that we THINK we need and realize that we always have what we need and always will. Then look at all the great stuff we WANT to have, that we do have! This is a place of gratitude, but also a place of letting go.
What do you think? Share some of your needs?
OptionsI need love. I know that is the one thing I can not live without. Love from friends, family and life.