In most spiritual discourses happiness is considered the goal of life. But there is another word that describes the goal also and that is satisfaction. Many people live in a state of dissatisfaction and so satisfaction becomes a solution to the present state many live in. Satisfaction means to fulfill a desire. It also has the meaning of giving what is due and to supply fully.
What is due and what need to be supplied and what desire needs fulfillment?
What desire needs fulfillment: There is one desire that supersedes all others. It even supersedes survival. That is the instinct to know your Self. This desire is what drives you to seek fulfillment. The desire to know your Self is the reason you seek fulfillment. The trouble is you seek it in the senses, in relationships, possessions and circumstances. This desire is what causes you to live in dissatisfaction because you are always seeking in the wrong place. You are seeking the eternal, the infinite, in the temporary and finite, ever-changing relative world. You exhaust yourself, never finding what you seek outside your Self. To know the Self is the desire that needs fulfillment. There-in lies satisfaction.
What is due: You were created for a specific purpose. God made you as the way that God emerges into this reality. You are the way God expands, acts and loves. Satisfaction occurs when you realize this and consciously become that vehicle. The experience and realization of God flowing through you as you is what is due.
What needs to be supplied: To supply is to make available. God fully resides within you always as your awareness. But your sense of individualism, your ego, your created self, your roles hide God, limit God. To supply what you need is to allow access to what is always within you. God is the fullness of intelligence and power. That is the possibility that lies within you, in your consciousness.
Satisfaction is available. God has become you and God acts through you and God’s power and intelligence flows through you. When you access this within, satisfaction is the result.