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DEAR SOURCE: Needs vs. Wants
March 31, 2014
Dear Source...I have a need vs want question.
Many times, we as humans want, want, want so much - this comes from the ego - a bigger home (or now, a smaller one!), faster car (usually red and convertible), more money (always no matter how much we have), a better relationship, etc. When I am in the buying mode, which is not often since I have most of what I need, I concentrate on whether I really need those shoes, or just want them because they are cute and fashionable? But, what do we really need? Love, and a open heart and soul- that's basically it, right? We need our deepest connection to you even in the shoe store. There is nothing wrong with buying, unless it is being done to mask unhappiness. Some purchases only bring a short moment of ah, while long term reunions with the Divine, bring a bigger AAHH! I am sticking with understanding my needs rather than chasing false wants...thanks! your less than needy friend, Suzie...