All You Need You Already Have: A Meditation

The deepest wisdom of life is within you waiting, waiting for you to remember. Begin with a sense of completion, that all you need, you already have, that all you need to be, you already are, that all you need to know, you already know.

Surrender to this beautiful meditation and more fully understand your true beginning:

Imagine that you are in a garden of wisdom, learning a new language, the language of the Earth and all her creatures. In this garden, there is no separation, in this garden there is only one language, the language of love, the language of gratitude, the language of unity.

Aware of the breath coming into your body, aware of your breath filling your lungs, aware of your breath leaving your body, aware of the contraction of the lungs as you exhale.

Breathing, filling your body with the element of air, flooding your cells, supporting you, giving you life
Exhaling, expelling toxins from your body into the element of air, supporting you, receiving your waste, transforming that which no longer serves you.
Breathing in, aware of the sweetness of air.
Breathing out, aware of the sweetness of life carried on the currents your breath.

Breathing, feeling your body sitting in the chair, feeling the pull of gravity, feeling your physical presence in the room, held and supported by the Earth in all her forms, the trees whose life was given to form the chairs and building, the minerals that form this carbon based unit, this human form, the plant and animal kingdoms whose lives support ours in the food we eat, in the clothes we wear.

Breathing in, aware of our intricate, symbiotic connection to the Earth, breathing out, sending gratitude to the Earth and all her creatures for sharing in this life, this precious moment with us.

Breathing feeling the element of Fire, aware of the heat of your body, the heat of the summer sun, supporting you, giving you life, warming you.
Breathing out, aware of your internal heat, the heat of your passions, your love, the heat of the blood running through your veins.

Breathing in, aware of the element of fire, acknowledging the fire within,
Breathing out sending gratitude to the fire element, to the sun, to the flame, to the passions that give us life and creative spark.

Breathing, feeling the element of water within your body, riding the currents of your breath, riding the currents of the water element within you, the fluidity of your physical body, the thirst of our cells, surrendering to the element of water.
Breathing in, aware of the water element within.
Breathing out, aware of the cleansing properties of water as it replenishes and discharges that which no longer serves us.

Breathing in, aware of the element of water, acknowledging the life giving gift of water, Breathing out sending gratitude to the water element, to the rain, the oceans the rivers and estuaries that feed us, nourish us and transform that which no longer serves us.

Breathing in, knowing that all that we need to know is within us, supported as we are by the intricate web of life, supported by all the elements by air, fire, water and earth.
Feeling our connection to the natural world.
Hearing the song birds.
Smelling the sweet scent of freshly mown grass<.br>
Revealing in the cool waters of a spring fed pond.
Warmed by the summer sun.
Held and supported by the Earth.

The Earth whose wisdom is abundant.
Who speaks to us through many voices, in many languages.
The Earth who is always with us.
Continue your journey into her abundant garden, staying within the silence of the meditation, letting it take you, wherever you need to go.

–Kate DeChard
See Kate’s page at the Soul Sanctuary.

By Kate Dechard from the Soul Sanctuary.


Ken W.
Ken W3 years ago


Brian M.
Past Member 3 years ago

Meditation is a blessing way that opens the heart to free flow with lovingkindness to all beings. It's all one love.

Fiona T.
Fi T3 years ago

We're always ready as long as we see the need and take the step to do

Winn Adams
Winn A4 years ago


Patricia Garcia Ces
Patricia C4 years ago


Danuta Watola
Danuta W4 years ago

Thanks for sharing

Debbie W.
Past Member 5 years ago

Have you ever read the poem that in part includes:

I asked for strength, that I might achieve ... I was made weak, that I might learn humility; I asked for power, that I may have the praise of man ... I was given weakness, that I might feel need; I asked for all things, that I might enjoy life ... I was given life that I might enjoy all things, etc.

I got nothing that I asked for ... but everything that I needed.

Lots of food for thought here.

Tim Cheung
Tim C5 years ago

Need you sign

Tim Cheung
Tim C5 years ago

Need you sign

Kamryn M.
Kay M5 years ago