Going with Abraham Maslow there is a pyramid of needs human beings follow along to make decisions or just be happy.
It goes from a broad wide starting level of SURVIVING on the planet to smaller LEVELS of CONTACT and up to a peak of self-actualization. So, watching it from the bottom to the top there are 5 Levels:
- Physiological Needs
- Safety Needs
- Belonging / Relationship Love
Level 1 & 2 belongs to BASIC NEEDS, Level 3 & 4 are described as PSYCHOLOGICAL NEES and level 5 is about self-fulfilment.
What you can see is that levels stack up and are not closed units but depend on another. They can be attained in full characteristic once all needs before have been met. Let’s take a deeper look and watch it from a perspective of LOVE.
Naturally by the „moment“, our body seems to be a „limited“ vehicle regarding to the duration of the journey. So there are settings to be adjusted by our gut. Well-being starts with having water, food, rest, and warmth. THIS is the very basic entry level that naturally secures SURVIVING and allow other levels to come.
So, whenever there is SOMETHING out of balance in your LIFE, just START naturally. Take care of yourself, take care of the basic level. Everyone knows that stuff, but nobody doesn’t care a hang. You can answer it with horse-sense. It appears essential and natural for our good-feeling and to have a day. Human beings preach it from the moutain top to DRINK and SLEEP but we just go back when everything collapse. Just feel inside.
We favour more likely to take the hard way and to SEARCH the answer instead of BEING (=) THE ANSWER.
Now that we had enough sleep, some water and a good meal, we have to feel safety in our environment. It is way more harder for people in our civilization to understand the first two levels aren’t guaranteed in a lot of areas ob the planet. Even in industrial western colonizations you find inbalance here. So we need to feel some kind of security.
Infinite security is guaranteed in LOVE.
It is insane to expect unconditional love in a limited space. So whenever you pick up a tool of separation against somebody or something, like a gun, violation, manipulation, harsh words, prison, it has the consequence of limitation by visible or invisible walls. No rocket science here. It is just a desperate try to force LOVE coming to you. How can this work through walls. Safety starts with awareness YOU ARE LOVE.
The moment you touch your true nature it becomes a date with magic. Compulsion disappears to proof you are somebody. Hate & rage, doubts, fear exists because we have chosen this ticket of SEARCH. And it isn’t a search of identity but THE SEARCH of LOVE. And we will experience it by going into any extreme possible. We don’t care for our „children“.
Herein you find the third level of Maslow worded needs – BELONGING and LOVE.
Isn’t it crazy we are striving for BELONGING being born into this world?
Isn’t it crazy we are striving for LOVE coming from a place of LOVE?
The only reason possible is tricking ourselves with an endless loop of SEARCH, with an endless loop of walking from GOOD to BAD, with an endless LOOP of denying our very own essence, our very own nature.
See chasing the applause won’t give you applause. Chasing a partner won’t give you a partner. Chasing acknowledgement won’t give you acknowledgement. Why? It is all masked. Looking into the world you see parties all over the place without any connection and love. Waking up the next morning there is still a question mark.
On the next level esteem is listed as a place of getting feedback for our existence.But the truth is:
We limit the art of our existence when waiting for applause.
It is this kind of heart (see the word art in here) where no feedback or evaluation or critic is necessary. What kind of art is this where the freedom is sanctioned? It just stops us from sending out our LOVE, our music, our sports, our paintings, our books into the world. And you will find out Maslows pyramid can be shrinked the moment we are ready to become aware of our nature.
We have reached the peak and now there is place for listening to our inner voice. Now in this last level, where everything is done to BE LOVED by nature, we follow this inner signal. This signal is the ressource of it all. Starting here, after all preparation for physiological well-being is done, will dissolve any challenge of the upper levels in LOVE by respecting the world as one.