There is something inherently evil about the lack of satiation. It does not matter what it is – person, place, or thing. We want more, always more.
Lets run through what this does to our psyche.
- It allows no rest. If you never have enough, you are constantly figuring out what you are either missing or how you can get that which you are missing.
- It drives or is driven by – comparison. Comparison = Competition. We compete because we want to compare, want to be better, and in the stronger and most evil cases, have a desire for dominance.
- It allows no reflection. If our minds and hearts are always chasing something, how can we evaluate ourselves at a deep level when we never get past our ‘stuff’?
- It diminishes appreciation. We never sit back and look at what we have been given and our opportunities and abilities.
- It causes us to dislike ourselves on a superficial level that grows deeper. The water that sits on the surface creeps into our soul, creating a disgust of ourselves that is only lessened by working harder, taking greater chances, seeking more validation.
What do we need?
- Enough to get by with a some set aside for rainy days.
- Support of family and friends that is real.
- Positive belief in self and the world around
- Strength of mind, body, and soul to weather storms as they come
- Love of the wonders all around us
- Tenacity to defend ourselves against those that will harm us
- Kindness to help others, regardless of reciprocity
- Humility to be open to learning and growing
- Skepticism of false or effusive praise
- Acceptance of our situation without deception
- Gratitude for our state in life and this world
Live, Laugh, and Love. Be well.