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Real Satisfaction

Debra Redalia

This week I had a deep realization about the true nature of satisfaction.

It occurred while I was testing a recipe for my Wholefood Cuisine blog so I wrote the story there, but I want to share it here with you because it applies to all areas of life.

Here’s what I learned.

There are two levels of satisfaction.

  1. the fulfillment of desires and appetites (of the body).
  2. the fulfillment of one’s most fundamental needs and intentions for survival (of the spirit).

Really, this definition was in the dictionary.

Satisfaction is the fulfillment of one’s most fundamental needs and intention for survival.

So then the question becomes, in any given situation, are we satisfied at all? If we are satisfied, is the satisfaction satisfying a desire or appetite of the body, or is the satisfaction satisfying our most fundamental needs and intentions for survival, which is of the spirit?
This is an interesting new awareness for me, to notice the subtle difference between these two kinds of satisfaction. It’s another way Life guides us in the right direction.

Read the whole story at WHOLEFOOD CUISINE: Why I Didn’t Post This Pumpkin Recipe.

uite simply, this blog is about orienting ourselves and our lives to life, instead of orienting ourselves and our lives to industrial consumerism. Here we are sharing our own journey. You come too.

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Debra & Larry Redalia
lifepartners + soulmates

For more than 30 years we have been delving into the nature and activities of life together. Indeed, this has been and continues to be the very reason we are together. With delight we research, explore, observe and even wake each other up in the middle of the night to discuss how life functions and how we can function as life—even while living in the modern world. We each are different from the norm, but we are different in the same way, so we have been able to think outside of the ordinary together and find the extraordinary workings of life.

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DEBRA REDALIA, Co-Founder of Lifely, has been researching and writing about lifestlye topics for more than forty years. After her first book on nontoxic consumer products was published in 1984, she went on to be the leader in this field as Debra Lynn Dadd. In June 2019, she retired from writing about toxics and industrial consumer products to establish The Lifely Group with her llifepartner and soulmate Larry Redalia. This next step into life beyond industrialization is the result of a lifetime of research and making lifely changes in her own life that have given her greater health and happiness.
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