Our needs arise due to our consciousness which leads to suffering. Without consciousness there are no needs. Let’s take baby steps to rise above this consciousness that controls us. If we need something, we should ask ourselves, “For what do we need it?” Even for the need to save the world, ask yourself, “Does the world need to be saved by you?” The funny thing is, the same consciousness can save you. Being aware of your needs takes you to being aware of consciousness. You eventually have to rise above that. It is easier said than done. Observing your needs, which are only to satisfy the body or the mind, slowly leads you to the need of being free from everything that controls you. You need to be free from yourself. Let me start by asking myself, “Why do I need to write these thoughts?” The answer is, “I have nothing better to do.” — Satish Daryanani