What's Most Basic

The most important things in life often go unnoticed. That's because they are constant and simple. They go into the background of our awareness.

But if we lost one of these things, we'd experience great pain and sorrow. Our breath and heartbeat, having a place to live and sleep, connection with others we care about, being able to walk, seeing colors are just a few.

It's easy to get caught up in the other things in our lives. They are exciting and often distract us from our essential gifts. When we lose touch with what's most basic and fundamental, we develop an insatiable need for general stuff in a fruitless effort to find stability.

It's good to bring our awareness back to the simple and basic things that actually make us feel whole, safe and alive.