When you are whole, the demands melt away.
I find myself in moments of neediness that what I am truly seeking is to feel complete. But the truth is the I am completely whole there is nothing externally that will complete me. When I sit in stillness, no demands arise. I feel my breath in utter ease, no constrictions and no blockages- simply flow. We cannot demand love nor connection, but we can practice love and connection. We cannot change the past, but we can dissolve the drama for liberation. There is no need to demand and we owe not one demand of others.
Deeper exploration: Create a list of what you are demanding from life, people, and yourself. And consider how it would feel to let it go.