It’s not, “What do others need?” Or, “What do others think I need?”
It’s taking care of yourself.
Asking, “What do I need?” bypasses the din of the world. The world is a needy place. It’s so needy that it can never be satisfied.
Life is simpler when we take care of ourselves, when we get to the specifics of what’s essential for us.
“What do I need?” is often very simple. Our needs tend to be basic.
“I need to rest.”
“I need some tenderness.”
“I need to exercise.”
“I need to eat.”
“I need to drink water.”
“I need to play.”
“I need to let go of something that is hurting me.”
“I need to be in nature.”
“I need to create.”
“I need nurturing.”
“I need to cry.”
If you live in the Bay Area, I’m giving a Clutter Busting talk at the Santa Clara Northside Branch Library on Mon, April 3, 2017 from 7 to 8:30 PM. The talk is free and I will be taking questions from the audience. You can register here.