"I don't need to do anything. Ever."
This has been an extremely empoweing thought for me lately.
It takes away the incessant need to always be doing more, achieving something greater, and making a bigger difference.
It frees me from the addiction of thinking that I need to improve myself or fulfill some grand purpose of which deems me inadequate if I don't succeed.
And let me tell you, it's tough to think and live this way. Without any obligation or desire to be anywhere else but here and now. Without that need to be anything other than exactly who you are now.
When I'm successfully in this state, I could die in an instant without any regrets. I could sit around for the entire day and do absolutely nothing, yet feel totally accomplished and fulfilled.
Being in this state requires a total annihilation of the identit you've created for yourself, whether it's seen as good or bad. It requires a complete trust that the universe is doing just fine and would be just as perfect without you. It doesn't need you.
This may seem strange to you. It's even stranger when you start living it.
But here's the benefit: when you come from a place of needing to be, do, or have nothing more to feel fulfilled, you are free to be, do, and have anything your heart desires.
This paradoxical way of living allows you to act fully on every impulse and desire that arises in your consciousness, because you have no need or desire to hold on to any of it, and this it can flow freely through your clear channel.
This is my aim. This is how I now choose to live.