Befriending neediness

 

I notice neediness – or what a thought label neediness – as a hollow tube down the chest and into the belly.

You are welcome here. I stay with it for a while. I notice it has been resisted for a long time. It feels hurt.

How would you like me to be with you? (Love, patience, connection.)

What are you really?

I notice the resistance to the neediness. You are welcome here.

Thank you for protecting me. Thank you for your devotion. Thank you for your love.

How would you like me to be with you? (Respect, understanding, empathy.)

Creating a problem, selling the solution

 

It is one of the oldest tricks in the book: Create a problem, then sell the solution.

Or more often, create the appearance of a problem.

Christianity creates the problem of sin, and offer the solution of salvation.

Buddhism creates the problem of delusion, and offer the solution of awakening. (Of course, you can also say that the suffering is real, and awakening is one solution – but it is not by any means the only practical solution.)

The fashion and body industry creates an impossible ideal, and offers makeup, jewelry, clothes and dieting and exercise programs as the solution.

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