“The meaning of life is the constant expansion of awareness which happens through and for love.” – J.M. Davies
 

I’m happy when my life is in balance. My life is balanced when it answers to all of my needs. My needs according to NVC are:

 

Autonomy:

       to choose my dreams, goals, values

       to choose my plan for fulfilling my dreams, goals, values

 

Celebration:

       to celebrate the creation of life and dreams fulfilled

       to celebrate losses: loved ones, dreams etc. (mourning)

 

Integrity:

       authenticity

       creativity

       meaning

       self-worth

 

Interdependence:

       acceptance

       appreciation

       closeness

       community

       consideration

       contribution to the enrichment of life (to exercise my power by giving that which
         contributes to life)

       emotional safety

       empathy

       honesty (the empowering honesty that enables us to learn from our limitations)

       love

       reassurance

       respect

       support

       trust

       understanding

       warmth

 

Play:

       fun

       laughter

 

Spiritual Communion:

       beauty

       harmony

       inspiration

       order

       peace

 

Physical Nurturance:

       air

       food

       movement, exercise

       protection from life-threatening forms of life: viruses, bacteria, insects, predatory
         animals

       rest

       sexual expression

       shelter

       touch

       water

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“Stop searching and worrying, just learn to love”
 

I believe the world would become more beautiful if people wouldn’t try to do so many things but rather refrain from doing things that cause people, animals and the whole planet to suffer. These things are sometimes called sins. I mean lying, killing, lusting, and so forth. Often times people don’t realise that their actions are harmful. Like when lying, someone thinks he or she is actually being loving to the other person by not telling the truth. Or when a man, for example, is lusting after an attractive woman, he might think that he is appreciating beauty. We are all interconnected and all our actions affect all of us in one way or another. Let’s decide to refrain everyday from doing something ugly and therefore make this world a more beautiful place to live in. What I have discovered to be helpful in refraining from harmful actions, is meditation. When you empty your mind, God can fill it again with peace. When your mind is filled with peace you lack nothing and you are able to live your life skillfully.

 

“If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Into his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.”

– Emily Dickinson