I want to share some guidance I have received as I have been walking my own path for mindfulness and conscious reality creation. I listen to and read a lot of books, blogs, and articles in my studies. From time to time I get something I think is really good from someone else.
Whether you consider him a visionary or a shyster, Tony Robbins has been an influential figure in the lives of a great many people over the last several decades. While I do not necessarily agree with everything he presents, he does more often than not seem to share the core, root idea of my own philosophy. Consciousness creates reality, and mindfulness practice manifests it.
One thing Tony Robbins has talked about is what he calls the “Six Core Human Necessities.” I find I am in agreement with this idea.
He postulates that we all need:
· Certainty (the need for security)
· Uncertainty (the need for variety)
· Significance (the need for feeling wanted and worthy)
· Love and connection (the need to love and be loved)
· Growth (the need to learn and expand)
· Contribution (the need to give of yourself)
Note that there are paradoxes in these core needs.
Yes, paradoxes. But if you’ve not realized it by now, life is all about the paradoxical. Yin and yang. Give and take. Do and undo. For every good, there is bad. And so on.
For the most part, conscious reality creation and mindfulness are entirely on you. Your life choices are for you and you alone. While others may be along for the ride from time to time, you walk your own individual path. What works for me, may not work for you, and vice versa.
I have been exploring where you need to look without, and not just within, to consciously create a reality of your choosing. Like all things in life, balance and moderation are necessary.
Not everything is an internal matter
Certainty, uncertainty, significance, growth, and contribution can come from within. However, love and connection need to have an outside element to it as well.
Everything in life is an “inside job”. It is imperative that I know who I am, learn what I want, and get to know MYSELF to do anything or go anywhere I would choose to in this life.
This is all about mindfulness. Thoughts and feelings completely come from within. Actions, though they become external, cannot happen without an internal beginning.
This is why certainty, uncertainty, significance, growth, and contribution wholly must be faced from the inside.
Yes, to be fair, from time to time outside influences will impact these in many ways. But ultimately I choose these feelings and what to do with them.
However, love and connection reach outside. You can connect with yourself all you want, but as social animals, human beings NEED to make connections outside of ourselves. Even the most introverted hermit still has a base need for connection.
Reaching out to make connections, like everything else, starts within. You connect your own heart and mind, and from there you can make connections outside. You stretch out with your heart and mind to find connections in the world at large.
This takes all sorts of forms, both simple and complex. But it is this process that you must perform in order to be all that you desire to be as a part of conscious reality creation.
All you need is love
As mentioned all over the place, online and in far too many self-help and psychological texts, not to mention pop culture, you have to love yourself first.
But love is meant to be shared, and for that, you need other people in your life.
Love, of course, takes on all kinds of forms, including both platonic, romantic, and uncountable shades between these variables. But it also goes far beyond such simple notions and becomes a powerful force of life itself.
Love is the key to happiness and is the root of most of what makes the world go round. I am not the only one to argue that love is an immense part of what makes life worth living.
Problem is, the mundane ideas of love, like platonic and romantic, are scary. Love does not just have one opposite, it actually has many. Rejection, hatred, fear, anger, indifference, disdain, misery…these are just a small sampling of love’s opposites.
Arguably, almost any negative thought or emotion is the opposite of love. Sometimes attempting to put out love draws these reactions. That can be disheartening.
It is for this reason that many people avoid, resist, and have issues with love.
But love is truly everywhere. It’s the rain watering the grass, the sun warming the earth, and numerous other poetic truisms I could write an entire article about.
Yet if you avoid love from without, it becomes unbelievably easy to avoid loving yourself, too. When you do not love yourself, it becomes nigh on impossible to accomplish…frankly, much of anything.
Remember — love is abundant. It can be found everywhere. Do not fear love, embrace it (literally and metaphorically). Letting in love will make for more gratitude, creating more positivity, and successful conscious reality creation and manifestation.
The six core necessities
Tony Robbins postulates that there are “Six Core Necessities” for every human being. Each of these begins from within, and when you get right down to it are a part of the practice of mindfulness.
Can it possibly be that simple?
I believe that EVERYBODY needs certainty, uncertainty, significance, love and connection, growth, and contribution. Tony Robbins makes an excellent point with these notions, and they are worthy of further investigation.
Just being aware of them is an excellent starting point.
Do these six necessities resonate with you?
You are worthy and deserving of using your mindfulness to find and/or create the reality in which you desire to live. When all is said and done you and I matter, as do our needs.