Hunger is the ultimate driver. We all strive to quench thirst & subside the hunger, existing in one form or the other. Hunger is that force which shapes us & makes us what we are. We have all sorts of hunger; within us, to certain extent however there is one hunger which becomes most prominent in us. If we look back at our precious moments of joy & elation, we find them to be an answer to satisfaction of prominent hunger at that point. What is important is if we know exactly that, we are most hungry for..!! What gets us up in the morning with butterflies in the stomach & twinkle in the eyes..?? What makes us rather run with all the enthusiasm in the world than walk along..??
Hunger of the Instincts
Let’s begin with the hunger of the stomach. Stomach is the biggest attention seeker one would ever meet. Every single day it arrives without knocking the door or waiting for your permission, more than once. It needs to know that it would be attended to; whenever it likes, in the way it likes, for the eternity to be content. Body is hungry even for mating which is it’s way of feeling unified with another body & also to relieve the inner tension of instinctual nature. We begin our life with hunger of the body & would rarely are hungry for anything else, if stuck at this level..!!
Hunger of the Gut
Hunger for the survival is as primitive as our existence on the earth. We primarily sense any sort of danger to our being through our gut. Hunger of the gut makes us crave for the safety & security. It not only wants to address an immediate danger but also wants to ensure a non threatened existence throughout.Hunger of the gut makes us collect as much money & people as possible to relieve the tension. It also ensures that anytime there is a plan to keep things as they are expected to be. This hunger makes one dwell into the past to anticipate a threat & frantically come up with a solution to avoid disturbance. It is because of this hunger that we have finer materials & enhanced comfort in our lives
Hunger of Senses/Core
One more hunger of a prominent nature is for experiencing the beauty & excitement. Our senses are the main source of this hunger. One who is hungry for visual beauty finds it exciting to capture it on a screen. They have keen eyes for capturing everything seen, visualized or imagined. There are others who are hungry for the beauty of sound. They can listen to those sounds of nature, which rest of us notice only when made explicit by them. They also are adept at listening to inner tune & give it a voice. Third type of hunger is that for grasping the scent & aroma. This type of hunger can create that exquisite perfume which can take you to ninth heaven. Hunger of the taste has given us millions of varieties of mouthwatering recipes. Hunger of the touch is something which makes the body sensitive as well as capable for subtle variations. It gives us athletes, sports stars, choreographers, & different performers. The hunger for senses make us adventurous & risk taking. This is one hunger which can keep us literally on our toe, ever ready for the next move. Here our body is our biggest source of hunger satisfaction. This is the sort of hunger which makes the world beautiful & skilled.
Hunger of the Heart
We are social animals, meaning we are a community who live with each other, deeply connected to each other in multiple ways. We wish to continuously feel the connection in one way or the other. Feelings are the medium through which hearts communicate. One who has a prominent hunger of heart has a deeper need to understand & also to be understood. They find it easier to read their own & other’s feelings. When they use language, it is to give words to feelings & also to understand feelings. This hunger comes with a high thirst for intimacy. Intimacy is the heart's way to feel unification or oneness with another heart. Anyone with prominent hunger of heart can be called romantic who is keenly and genuinely interested in people & their well-being.
Hunger of the Mind
Hunger of the mind strives to tune you to bring in order & efficiency in the world. It wishes to create a world which makes perfect sense for ever examining intellect. This sort of hunger creates a warrior who has studied the art of war thoroughly from several angles & has come up with the right set of weapons for every single soldier on board to make a winning side out of his/her side. It makes you focus on the right set of weapons rather than the skill of the soldiers or their heart's cravings. The ones with hunger of mind do not stop at the conception of a winning side but also focuses on improvising the efficiency of the weapons continuously to make their side an absolute winner. Mind's hunger creates those logical systems which speak the only language which is that of efficiency.This hunger gets the world life altering inventions & technology.
Hunger for the Truth
In between all these hungers, there is another one in all of us. It is that hunger which is feeble in the beginning & a major parallel as and when the original hunger is adequately satisfied. It is the hunger for the absolute truth in this relative world. It is to find predictability in unpredictable path. It is to locate the infinite in the finite lifespan. It is the hunger for the ultimate truth. It is the hunger to know self, hunger to know universe & the reason behind reasoning. This is the hunger which makes us believe that tomorrow exist out of the faith in the existence. It is the hunger which has created several religions understood by those who created them & interpreted by each of us inline with our own understanding & the extent of hunger. It is the hunger which makes us reach out for the unknown eternity..!!
Hunger for the hunger
Hunger is the lifeblood of life. We all need a hunger to keep us adhered to the beads of life. A state where there is no hunger pushes us to boredom which we do not know, how to face. Hence we are the satisfiers as well as creators of the hunger. All these hungers exist in all of us to some extent. We could also be intensely hungry in more than one ways here. We need to listen to our nature, our inner voice, our most prominent hunger & answer the call. If we go ahead & subside the wrong hunger, we just are force feeding the person whose stomach’s full & pushing her towards inconvenience, illness, irritation or boredom. A lion who is well-fed & well kept, does not forget its hunger for pride & lead a fantastic life in zoo.
Now think twice…Is your life the true reflection of your hunger…???
Hope you said Yes..!!!
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