Needs and wants. Sometimes we get them mixed up. We need food, water and sleep. But we also need love. We need validation for who we are. We need to know that we matter.
But what do we want? We might want more things. More vacations. A bigger house. A nicer car. A promotion.
What fills our cup more?
Sometimes it feels like we are running on a treadmill to nowhere. What we want is always just outside our grasp. What we need is often already in the palm of our hand but we don’t see it.
As Chris Martin sings in the song Fix You, “When you get what you want, but not what you need. When you feel so tired but you can’t sleep. Stuck in reverse.”
Are we stuck in reverse? Are we chasing the wrong things? What do we really need to live a joyful life?
George A. Moore, an Irish novelist from County Mayo in Ireland once said, “A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.”
Where is the treasure you seek buried? Usually it’s in your own backyard.