Punishment is the root of violence on our planet. (Marshall Rosenberg)
Everybody pays attention to the things in space, but who pays attention to space, itself? (Eckhart Tolle)

Relationships are easy because we all have the same fundamental needs.

We want love, comfort, freedom to be ourselves, to be respected and understood, to do something meaningful in life. On the most fundamental level, we just want to feel good.

While our fundamental needs may be the same, the way we go about fulfilling those needs differs. Now we move to the observable level of form. Here, we are all unique and different—yet, ironically, it is here where we must relate to each other.

In this observable realm of form—this dream of life—we can let go the strategies, the sacrifice, the manipulations, the rules, the rewards and punishments because none of this works to fulfill our fundamental needs.

Your honest expression of a need or want may be an opening of the door so that I might fulfill it. My expression of a need may be an opportunity for you to form a mutually-beneficial relationship with me. Just tell me what you need, nothing more, and if there is a good fit then I will naturally do my best to fulfill it.

This satisfying of each other’s needs flows effortlessly from the realm of inspiration. While we already possess everything we need within, we still feel a drive to fulfill our needs in this life. There is a natural call to connect, to give and receive, to form human relationships. In complete honesty and unconditional acceptance, we no longer need coercion, manipulation, rules, rewards, or punishments. We let go of ego to live in this realm, here where life is sweet and all our needs are met, tomorrow and each day after that.