How Internal Fulfillment Leads to Conservation of Resources
In the East, philosophies like Buddhism and Hinduism support the idea that everything you need to be a happy person is already inside you. Your soul’s natural and desired state is joy. However, we often allow our ego and our subjective view of reality to burry our soul so deep within, that at times we forget that it even exists. This is one of the reasons why many people suffer from depression, anxiety, addiction, and other unfortunate challenges that bring us away from happiness.
Today we are told that we can have happiness if we indulge in consumerism and materialism. Many people grow up entirely convinced that more is always better. However, when it comes to living a happy and healthy life, and when it comes to taking care of our planet, I would like to argue the exact opposite. Less is more.
By resisting the urge to search for happiness and fulfillment in external factors (e.g. materialism, consumerism), we give ourselves no choice but to search for joy internally. I can assure you, if you want to find what you’re looking for badly enough, surely you will find it.
Fulfillment Leads to Contribution
Of course, living a life fulfilled from within will allow you to conserve your money, your time, your health, and many more of your valuable resources. This will conserve the resources on earth, which will be a huge contribution to sustainability.
Learning about and practicing meditation is perhaps the most effective way to discover the true nature of the soul and the joy that is hidden within.
Everything you need is already inside you. Discover this for yourself and you will find it easier than ever to help make the world a better place.