This quote is quite confronting to me, because when I am real honest my mind often tells me that there is something lacking. It gives me a feeling of stress, like there is something I have to do or get somehow to make me feel at peace and satisfied.
While in fact the true lack is inside of me......there is something deep inside which wants to be fulfilled, wants to be satisfied and entertained. Which gives me a thrill when I buy something new and makes me watch the TV all evening to entertain me and distract my mind from thinking.
But lately there has been a change....every time when my mind is giving me stressful thoughts again I just sit down with a cup of tea and reflect on the situation. Why am I feeling the urge to do or want something....what is the real reason?!
I found out that I was giving myself different tasks to feel satisfied. Sometimes I would plan a whole day in advance. But the happiness after fulfilling them always lasted for a short while. Very soon a new need came up and I could start all over again.
Now I try to focus on where the need is coming from instead of fulfilling it right away. And the more I practise it the more I see that I am actually in need of nothing.....
At the center of your being you have the answer;
you know who you are and you know what you want.