The Difference Between Wanting And Needing
Need: require something because it is essential or very important rather than just desirable.
Want: have a desire to possess or do something; wish for.
Life is about what we need in order to realise inner peace and understanding of our true origin, which is simply pure consciousness, our very essence. The format our life takes is created by our previous assumptions. When we recognise this, everything that comes our way is meaningful and fruitful – even hostility.
What we actually need is immediately at hand, like the old bodger chair-makers, who travelled around the country using simple tools and whatever was available; they knew what they were looking for.
If we do not recognise that we have everything we need at hand, we will simply replay every moment of wanting something more, but without ever knowing what that something is, so life becomes one huge dissatisfaction. In this way, we become addicted to fixating and obsessing.
To be found wanting is to be lacking in what is needed.