The fundamental need
is a basic need of every human being, and that is to be fulfilled. Regardless
of who we are—whether we live in a poor village or a seventy-story building—
we want to be happy. We want to be content. We want to
be fulfilled. It doesn't matter what we call it—we have the same purpose.
We came from the same place and landed on the same dock—Earth.
Then we got caught in the web of what we should be doing. The wind of this
world scattered us—and we see our differences, not our similarities.
What is our heart saying? Once again, we need to hear and identify the
call, the voice, the want, the need of our fundamental being. Not formulas
or ideas. We need to feel. That's how we are made.
It comes down to very simple fundamentals.
The voice of our heart is saying, "Be fulfilled." When the
heart is full, there is enjoyment. When doubt is replaced by clarity,
when questions have been traded for answers, when duality has been replaced
by singularity, then there is the most content heart. Then there is joy.
Then there is a human being on an incredible journey of life.
In the middle of adversity, the human being seeks peace. In the middle
of questions, the human being seeks answers. In the middle of doubt, the
human being seeks clarity. This is the nature of the human being. This
is the need to fulfill.
The happiness that we are looking
for is inside of us. Something needs to be felt within. Peace happens
to be one of those things. Joy happens to be one of those things—not
a joy that comes and goes, but a joy that permanently resides inside.
Not a happiness that comes and goes, connected to the outer world, but
a happiness that is always there. Even in the darkest moment, that joy
resides within me. There is a solid feeling of peace when we go within
and find that place.”