We have all we need within. This is the message I see and hear often. What does it mean? Does it mean we should practice non attachment? Non attachment to material objects and people. To places we may live or visit. To anything that is not within us. Desires come from wants. Wants come from something missing. Do we always want for something. Or can we be content with what we already have.
This is hard for me as there are things that I ‘desire’. I desire to live a healthy life and family. I ‘desire’ adventurous experiences in my life. I ‘desire’ rich relationships. What if everything I desire I already have. What if I am living a life of awareness. I know for sure that I can get caught up in the comparison game and also decide I want to upgrade my life with this or that. Namely a bigger car. Or a house by the beach. Or a IPhone X. This stuff won’t fulfil me. This stuff will give me a buzz for a fleeting moment. It won’t last though. I will be on to the next thing before I know it. These are my thoughts today.
I know I want to live a minimalistic lifestyle and have less attachment. Coming away from my normal everyday life helps me practice this. We are we so attached to everything. I think part of it is conditioning. And our cells for generations have been attached to stuff. I wonder if one thousand years ago people had this problem. Is it a 20th century problem? Is it all just an illusion?
P.S I meditated for four hours today. That is all.
I love you Hamish