Fulfilling Your Needs and Satisfying Your Desires
You might have heard the verse, “My cup runneth over…”
Ask yourself, “How can my cup run over if it is not full?”
If you could ask this question of Socrates, the Greek sage might reply, “How can you fill your stomach if it is lined by a colander?”
However, it is essential first to fill your stomach before moving on to other needs and desires, as the old Punjabi saying goes, “With no food in the stomach, all thought is for naught.”
So, first one must satisfy basic needs for food, health, shelter, security and general physical and mental well-being, remembering to proceed to the point of filling your need, and not feeding your greed. If one is driven by greed, there is no end to the search for more, and life becomes meaningless and empty of satisfaction.
Read how Pete Cameron learns from Joe Sages about the four levels of desire and how to manage them in a way to achieve happiness and fulfillment in his life in If I Had Known
You will learn more about fulfilling your needs purposefully through the secret of desires, as you explore this site and the purposeful action blog and video channel.