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  1. SK

    I would live in a log cabin by a lake; have a stack of books; red wine; my favorite jeans and a plaid shirt and just be. I would pray everyday; read spiritual things; say thank you always to god; and live on hope. I think this is my act of self withdrawal from main stream society.

    1 year ago
  2. s
    sb

    Theoretically I suppose I have everything I need – despite health problems I can live a full life, I have just about enough money, a loving family, a beautiful place to live etc so it feels wrong to be thinking I’m not at that “everything I need” stage yet, but maybe the answer to that is in the question “if you REALLY believed”.. Maybe I should act more as if I do have everything? And then I might really, truly feel it?
    But whether I really do have everything now or am only almost there, I would never stop trying to help others in their time of need or being grateful for what I have. I think I would just try to do more of the same.

    1 year ago
  3. d
    dcdeb

    Continue to evolve as a human being, and try to help others obtain what they need and do service.

    1 year ago
  4. Don Jones

    I find this question like a briar – full of ensnarement. Beliefs are conclusions about things that are mostly outside my direct experience – so not based on Truth (in my actual experience). The context of “need” here seems to be “want” dressed in “needs” clothing. And “next” is entrapment. I think I will pass.

    1 year ago
  5. Hot Sauce

    If I really believed I had everything I need, I would continue living as I am now but without all the emotional worrying.

    1 year ago
  6. Holly in Ohio

    At the moment I am very much in need water, but I have it here, and I’m grateful for it. I’m just back from the farm and it was very hot today, and I feel a little shaky, even. I stayed and worked as long as I could bear the heat and sun. But as I drink the cool water, I am so grateful to have it and the shade in this room, and a cooling fan.

    I’m finding the sharing today from everyone so very interesting! Some of us feel in need now, and I can’t help but wonder what people need. I have neighbors who were displaced this year and are struggling to rebuild their lives after losing their previous apartment and everything for a while. They lived without utilities last winter, and slowly have been getting income and they are able to stay somewhere for the time being rent free. They have their kids back with them now, a home, utilities, food, and income, after an extremely hard year for them. And a sister of theirs was just evicted and is camping in their back yard, in the same displaced situation as so many in our country right now. For them the obvious needs are/were physical — they needed shelter, food, utilities, and they want/wanted work. But emotionally it was hard for them, too! They felt ashamed they couldn’t pay bills, even though it was not their fault.

    For others around us the needs might be different. Many people are lonely. some might be depressed, some are wanting justice, some need emotional healing. These kinds of things reflect needs, too.

    So this is a long way coming around to the question, which I noticed does not ask if we have everything we need — look at the question again. It asks what we would do if we BELIEVED we had everything we need. And I don’t have an answer for that yet, other than yes, I would want to share and help people, but we don’t have to have everything we need to share. Perhaps the question is hinting that we can find what we need now — perhaps by looking, asking, thinking creatively, trusting, reaching out, readjusting….

    Not sure. I will think on this but perhaps someone else has an opinion?

    1 year ago
  7. Linda

    I do have what I need. I feel grateful for the abundance of friends and family, and sufficient income to stay healthy, help others and enjoy life.

    1 year ago
  8. L
    Lauryn

    I’d relax.

    1 year ago
  9. Mica

    What I am doing

    1 year ago
  10. orozcoj13

    I would give more of myself to others. I would be kinder and more compassionate to those I come across and less apt to judge them based on what they can offer me.

    1 year ago
    1. Holly in Ohio

      I hope you start getting more of what you need.

      1 year ago
  11. Chester

    I would start to use all that I have, rather than merely acquiring more.

    1 year ago
  12. Cathie

    What I attempt to do…enjoy this gift of life and help others who may not have all they need.

    1 year ago
  13. pkr

    Nothing! I would just sit back, breathe & take it all in. I would just be.

    1 year ago
  14. Antoinette

    Let go! Let it be !

    1 year ago
  15. Hajira 💕 Buser

    Help my loved ones achieve the same state. And then widen the circle to impact more people. 💗

    1 year ago
  16. Javier Visionquest

    More billionaires on earth than ever before and not one of them has ever stood up and assumed the role of Batman. . .

    1 year ago
    1. Javier Visionquest

      I’d cure type 1 diabetes and share that cure, free and clear, with everyone, everywhere;
      and Novo Nordisk, Dexcom, et al (who are beholden to shareholders and profit, not patients) would have me killed

      1 year ago
    2. Holly in Ohio

      haha! Wouldn’t that be cool?

      1 year ago
  17. DeVonna

    Honestly, I’d relax and stop trying so hard.

    1 year ago
  18. Roy Howard

    Share whenever possible whatever is possible.

    1 year ago
  19. Katrina

    “Everything” is so inclusive. Even though I have every little thing I need to exist, I have longings, yearnings, desires to see, to do, to share, to meet, to go, to serve, to laugh, to be surprised, even to grieve, to wonder, to puzzle, to plan, to hope…

    1 year ago
  20. Carla

    My needs are met abundantly. I am routinely moved to give away or share the surplus or to ask “who’s not at the table?” and find ways to invite them in beginning with a chat.

    1 year ago
  21. Trish

    I would venture out into the world & offer spiritual nourishment & advocate for peace & equity. This is my intention….

    1 year ago
  22. G
    Gregoire

    I would devote my life 2 helping others in every possible way that I could.

    1 year ago
  23. EJP

    Live simply, give more and enjoy every moment.

    1 year ago
  24. devy

    In reality as compared to many others around the globe, I already have the things that I need. Anything else that I receive would be an additional item which I can share with others.

    1 year ago
  25. RATASHIQ

    DAILY QUESTION, JUNE 10
    If you really believed that you had everything you need, what would you do next? I would live my best life and continue to make the world a better place.

    1 year ago
  26. Toni

    Share it with others and be happy.

    1 year ago
  27. Howie Geib

    The idea of a ‘next’ is rather exhausting. I feel like an old dog who gets to lie in the sun and just be. I think that it is OK to revel in the moment and soak in the peace and relative quiet of a time when all seems sorted and put right. No one is in crises, no pressing issues that need to be resolved. A routine that is not harsh or too rigorous which allows for me to remain engaged and useful to others without getting, you know, involved. Not sure how long it will last, so not eager to find a way out of it. The challenges will come soon enough.

    When I lived in France I lived in a small village. A very small village. And some of my neighbors had never left that village, never lived anywhere else. They ventured to the nearest market town for doctors visits and such, or a bit further to Toulouse for a special day, but never Paris. Some had never seen the sea, a mere two hours away by car. I asked once why and the answer floored me: “Why go? Everything is here.”

    At the time I was incredulous. Being a weary world traveler I just couldn’t see any wisdom in that. Now, sitting in my home that I have had for four years, with the prospect of the end of my work furlough and going back on the road, I am suddenly reluctant to go. So my short answer is: maybe learn to bake, or play golf.

    1 year ago
    1. Holly in Ohio

      Love it! 😀

      1 year ago
    2. Mica

      “The idea of a ‘next’ is rather exhausting.” – thanks, Howie –

      1 year ago
    3. Cathie

      Pictured and enjoyed the image of the old dog, soaking up the warmth of the sun!!!

      1 year ago
    4. Katrina

      I love this answer. This speaks to my soul deeply. thanks.

      1 year ago
    5. Trish

      There’s deep wisdom there

      1 year ago
  28. Michele

    Share.

    1 year ago
  29. Kevin

    In terms of any and all things material in nature, I already have more than enough of what I need. I am blessed right here, right now, and try to share what I have in ways that benefit others around me.

    1 year ago

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