What is Truly Necessary?

 

What is truly necessary for our life?

Is it a huge mansion?

Nice car?

Perfect partner?

Loads of expensive stuff around us?

 

Hmm…

Not quite. 

 

What is truly necessary for our life is less than we think we need. In fact, far less than we need.

Our basic needs can be met quite easily; food, water, warmth, and rest.

Food

It can be pretty basic; staples like lentils, rice, potatoes, beans, some meat (actually unnecessary).

Water

Self-explanatory. You don’t need smart water or vitamin and mineral enriched water, coffee, tea, alcohol, juices, sodas, etc.

Warmth

We all need some shelter to protect ourselves from the elements — wind, sun, rain, snow — but we don’t need a mega-mansion in Miami Beach perfectly chilled to 22°C, filled with loads of stuff. We also need some basic clothing, but we certainly don’t need branded clothing. A $5 Walmart T-shirt will keep you warm just like a $500 Louis Vuitton T-shirt. There is a slight chance that the material will be different, but the function will remain the same.

Rest

If we want to function properly, we need sleep. But we all know that when you’re sleepy you can sleep anywhere, even on a rock. Thus, you don’t need a $5,000 therapeutic mattress, $200 sheets, $100 pillow, and $50 white noise machine in order to have a good night’s sleep.

 

Those are basically the only things that are truly necessary for us not to die. Everything else is extra.

Perhaps some of you are familiar with Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs — those basic needs are our necessities. But we don’t just want to survive. We want to thrive. And that’s where all luxuries of life may come into account. It is not a sin to have possessions. We all need things, and we all want a more comfortable life. But we need to ask ourselves what is truly necessary, and what only distracts us from living our best possible life.

Again, what is truly necessary?

I can’t answer this question for you. What I need may not be important for you. Therefore, all of us need to pause and ask this question.

The answer may surprise you and lead you to a more meaningful life because when all else is stripped away, we learn what is truly necessary, and what isn’t.

 

Remove everything that is not needed and start walking towards your essential nature.

 

I believe in you.

 

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10 Responses

    1. Exactly, but I think most people don’t miss material things as much as people, touch, smile, friendly gesture … everything that is missing now when we’re locked in our houses most of the time.

      Cheers!

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