Being free without worldly demands is possible. The word free in itself is just a word. The knowledge of what this entails is however something quite different. The human heart, the mind and consciousness all sense the truth of this word. Being free is something that only you can experience when you are ready. Serenity is there in each moment.
The world of humankind will always demand. However this is basically an illusion portrayed by your own inner understand of how you see yourself and everything beyond your own form. This can change through a shift in self-perspective. The world will continue to demand if you allow it. This also does not mean that you must mentally or physically undertake any action or response to stop experiencing this feeling of the world wanting something from you.
It involves releasing the plaguing thoughts that often dominate our daily activities. This simple shift in how you response to your own thoughts can open up more and more space in each experience.
Here is a poem about releasing wants and demands. I wish everyone a fulfilling and hopefully joyous weekend.
Free without Demands
Many would say that there is an actual need.
Is this so true?
Do you or I really need?
If so, what do you or I need?
Everywhere I look, there seems to be a wanting.
It is nothing less than an actual demanding.
Wanting is followed by demanding, it would seem.
How could this be?
The children so young, still others somewhat grown.
Age, size or shape really does not matter.
There is mostly dissatisfaction in everyone.
Some claim to need; most simply want.
It is in the rich and somewhat less in the poor.
It really does not matter who you are…
There it is; give me this or give me that.
Why is this, we may ask… quite naturally so?
What is this apparent needing; this costly wanting?
Why is there this obsessive demanding?
Is it a fever found only in humankind?
It is a sickness from long before.
It began in the mind, pushed on through time.
The cure, I feel, is known… but seldom to be used.
It was lost long ago; why? No one knows.
The cure is no secret.
It was there from the start.
Look simply to what can be found in life.
There is the key.
We are this gift of life.
Not this existence consisting of you or me.
I speak of true life in its entirety.
Life is more than enough for you or me.
Just let life be and you will see.
Life in its oneness will set you free.