TAP 115 - All You Need, You Already Have


In this episode I talk about how typically all our needs are met.  I believe this ties into anxiety in a big way as we're often focused on what we don't have instead of what we do have.


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Here is a link to the Leo Babauta article:  http://zenhabits.net/tsukubai/

Here is the link to the Mark Manson article: https://markmanson.net/everything-you-need

In this particular episode you will learn:

- Things in life will come and go but it's important to believe that things will work out in the end

- If you lost everything today and had to start again you'd actually be ok

- It's not the people or objects in life that make you happy, only you can do that

- We are often looking externally for a solution but it's actually within us

- How our needs are met with food, water, people and shelter etc

- Why a gratitude practice is so important

- Do we really need all the stuff we consume 

Here are the rituals from the Leo Babauta article: 

  1. Wake up and say a little prayer of thanks for what you have in your life.
  2. Keep a one-paragraph gratitude journal every evening.
  3. When you meet someone, bow to them (in your mind) out of respect. You might touch your heart or offer them a smile if that helps.
  4. When you eat, say a little prayer of thanks to everyone who made your meal possible (farmers, cooks, transporters, their families, etc.). Appreciate every bite if you can.
  5. Before you start a new activity (a work task, a workout, a meeting), pause and ask yourself what your intention is for this activity. Is it focused on helping others?
  6. When you are done with an activity, show respect for others, your environment and your equipment by respectfully and mindfully cleaning up, instead of rushing to the next activity.