How Needing What You *Donâ€™t Want* Works
|November 21, 2010
|Filled under Life, Mind
What is a want and what is a need?
Looking at some dictionary definitions we get much conflict and overlap about what “want” and “need” means. To me, it’s like this:
- wishes or demands,
- futuristic but they feel like they are current.
- biological (survival),
- current but they are thought of in advance.
Satisfying wants often cause tension, future unhappiness, and loss.Â Satisfying needs relieve, stabilize, and cause contentment. And while getting your needs met are likely to satiate, wants often lead to more wanting which create a cycle of tension and addiction.
Why is it important to understand the difference between wants and needs?
It’s important to differentiate wants from needs so that you may remove yourself from tension and future unhappiness. By knowing wants from needs, you can be free to do things and act in ways that truly satisfy.
Examples of wants vs. needs:
1. A seeker *wants* to get a psychic reading in-person right away to talk about a crisis but one by phone and booked in advance is useful, frees up time, and ensures the seeker truly gets clarity from their reading.
2. In another situation a seeker *needs* to get a psychic reading right away because a decision that is being made in a day or two requires some psychic insights.
What are your wants? What are your needs? Having wants are part of the human experience; however, understanding what is a want (that which can be had in the future) and a need (that which is necessary to have now) can help achieve genuine pleasure and peace of mind for yourself and others.
If having trouble figuring out what to do or what is your wants vs. needs, please do set up a psychic coaching session.
(Originally published in a newsletter on 2009-03-20 18:09:15)
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