You are a biological being. This undeniable fact endows you with many needs and vulnerabilities: some more obvious, some more subtle. Not only your need for oxygen and water, clothing and shelter, carbohydrates, lipids and proteins, but also for many vitamins and minerals, company and friendship, love and understanding. As long as any of these needs remain unmet, you remain dissatisfied.
You are a spiritual being. This more elusive fact endows you with its own needs and vulnerabilities, none of which are acknowledged by convention. Alongside your deep need for silence, your deepest need is the need to give without demand. As long as this need remains unmet, you remain dissatisfied.
You already have your strategies for taking care of your biological and social needs. Even when they are all successful you need to take care of your spiritual needs also. Otherwise you will remain inexplicably dissatisfied. To take care of your need to give without demand, you need only give, without demand. Give not for reward, recognition or even self-satisfaction, but simply to take care of the needs of others; be they human or otherwise.
However, giving without demand is not something that you can impose onto your behaviour from your mind with the best and clearest of your intentions. Human behaviour is driven from and dominated by habit, from the subconscious. Whether you are more often mean or generous, thoughtful or inconsiderate, you have learned to be the way that you are, in all of its inconsistencies. To become more thoughtful, more generous you need to develop new habits: new habits of action, new habits of perception. These habits need to be embedded somatically in your neuromuscular tissues. This can easily be done by learning to love your body.
Loving your body is more than providing it with appropriate and adequate nutrients, activity, warmth, light and space. To truly love your body you need to allow it to express freely its inherent integrity. You need to let go of the habituated neuromuscular pathways that have been created by unconscious living and moving. You need to replace them with new ones. This can easily be done by learning how to move and act in response to the (somatic) intelligence of your body. By learning to understand and respond to the sensations being generated by your body as you move. This can easily be done with the Somatic Retuning practices of Radical Ecology that gradually and gently recalibrate your whole body back into wholeness.
As you establish Pathways of Wholeness they open from the vulnerabilities of your body into the Invulnerable Presence of Consciousness, into your Spiritual Heart. As these pathways deepen and stabilise they allow the rich qualities of your Spiritual Heart, Love Without an Object, Peace Without a Cause, Joy Without a Reason, to generate a deep, felt sense of safety. You will begin to feel completely supported and safe within the Presence of Wholeness. Then you will be lived from Your Place Greater Safety, responding to circumstances, however challenging, with equanimity and dignity, wisdom and compassion, generosity and solidarity.