What the world needs now is love, sweet love
It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of
What the world needs now is love, sweet love,
No not just for some but for everyone.
~ Music by Burt Bacharach & Hal David
Oh, such beautiful words! The world really needs love, all the love we have. But if we look at Maslow’s hierarchy of needs you will see we need much more.
Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is often portrayed in the shape of a pyramid, with the largest and most fundamental levels of needs at the bottom, and the need for self-actualization at the top. It basically says that the human needs at the bottom of the triangle need to be met before going up to the next level.
And reaching for the higher levels of motivation are extremely important for ALL people as people were indeed born to be happy (self-actualized), not just to have basic needs met.
But I think the world needs more people who completely accept who they are and their own unique gifts. The world needs more people who can try their finest to be themselves, work as a team, and who respect themselves and others gifts and are focusing on being in the now.
Or in other words, the world needs consciousness. What if everyone stopped what they were doing, took a deep breath and looked around. Even if it was only for an instant, at that time there would be no wars, no hatred, nothing we label as negative. There would only be consciousness.
Because all the numerous problems of the world come from one source, which is the human ego. Transcending the ego creates a pathway in consciousness that allows others to transcend their egos more easily. Through spiritual growth, your energy field radiates outward to all of humanity and blesses everybody just by your existence. The collective suffering and karma of mankind gets tremendously reduced through one’s own spiritual growth and enlightenment.
Let’s make a gift of our life and lift all mankind by being kind, considerate, forgiving, and compassionate at all times, in all places, and under all conditions, with everyone as well as yourself.
Encourage those around you to fulfill their dreams, passions, etc. To contribute to the success of others is one of life’s most rewarding professions and it will most certainly make the world a better place.
For everyone has something unique to give. Each one of us was given a different gift to use in this life, so my best advice would be to use your unique gifts and talents to make the world a better place. I think that is the best thing you can give to both yourself and the world. Truly become a source of love for everyone around you.