Sunday, January 16, 2005

Needs Verses Greeds

Sometimes in life it is very difficult to tell the difference between a valid need and an insatiable greed. They look enough alike, at first glance, to be twins. But the resemblance is only surface deep. Once that is fully understood it becomes a simple thing to distinguish between the two.
A need is something that rarely takes you to somewhere you do not wish to be, a greed rarely takes you anywhere except those kinds of destinations. Greeds are usually something easily obtainable, giving instant gratification. Needs more often than not take real effort on our part to fulfill. Answering a greed is like eating cotton candy, it is sweet to taste, but not filling. Needs answered are savored like steak, satisfying in a way that lasts.
Greeds speak with the voice of a tantrum throwing two year old, loud and demanding. A needs steady echo comes from soul depth. Next time you are assailed by a voice inside that will not be stilled, listen in a new way. You might be surprised by what you hear. I was!!!!