Humans are incredibly simple and yet, some of the most complicated animals on this planet.
We're designed for survival.
We're hardwired for survival.
We're programmed for survival.
We need connection, belonging and physical touch. We need to feel in control and create certainty in our environment. We need to feel safe and secure.
Basic needs and yet they drive almost everything we do.
We also need to thrive to feel alive – to feel like we matter, that we contribute, that there’s a meaning and purpose to this life and what we’re doing with it, to feel free and to create, be that via cave paintings or constantly finding new ways to make, hear and appreciate sounds.
When you look at someone who has a problem in living, you’ll be looking at someone whose basic needs aren’t being met. They might say that they’re surviving but not thriving, not feeling alive.
That's where we become deeply complex entities.
We want to create but we fear judgement.
We want to stand out but fear rejection.
We want adventure but crave control.
We want to feel free but crave connection.
We want novelty but need certainty.
We want adventure but need safety and security.
We want to feel happy but think ourselves into unhappiness.
We fear meaninglessness and death and yet, most of us live on autopilot.
What are you overcomplicating to avoid a greater sense of life satisfaction?
What basic needs are you not feeding thus creating a story so complex it's paralysing you from action?
What's the story you’re telling yourself, and is it helpful or hindering?
Remember though, with whatever you read online, take what you like and leave the rest because it's your life and, therefore, your choice of how to live it.
After all, this is the Manual of YOU!
Until next time, take care, stay safe - and sane - make kind choices and stay flawsome! Don’t forget, you’re fucking brilliant!
(This was written by a human – a dyslexic one at that! Yay!)
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