eidolon

shifting mists
2002-10-06 19:53:30 (UTC)

not wants.. but needs...

... what is it that you NeeD? ... that is a staple to your
existence... to your psyche and soul? .... i know about
what’s-his-name’s hierarchy of needs ... this is not what i
am talking about .... i am speaking about the things your
soul and spirit needs to thrive and stay happy...

some of these for me are:

nature... the wilds such as mountains and valleys... woods
and forests ... not tourist type places nor parks but the
true rugged places of pure nature...

creativity ... aesthetically creative activities such as my
perchance for taking photographs ... intellectually
creative activities such as my writings ...

organization ... it cleans the air where clutter seems
to... suffocate...

mirrors in a home... it opens the home up... makes the
rooms more airy ... makes them feel larger and that gives
me comfort ...

windows ... lots of windows in a home that open ....
providing natural lighting that my soul needs for
nourishment ... providing fresh air flowing through the
rooms ... clearing away the sense of being closed in or
trapped ...

alone time... people, for me, are a strain on my psyche and
body ... time alone gives me a chance to recover from this
strain ... (i found the question posted yesterday bout
surviving scenarios.. surviving without civilization .. to
be quite interesting in the way it was phrased due to my
lack of need for contact with other people... it seemed to
indicate that most people had some sort of need for
civilization and other people... do most people need this
contact then?)...

education ... expanding my mind ... learning new things ...
i've never been very good at 'stagnating' ....

freedom to be impetuous ... spontaneous ...
unpredictable ... the freedom to release the cacophony of
interests and passions which reside within me....

.... so i ask ... what are some of these for you? ... what
are your soul's and psyche's needs? ...