In the world of personal development, there is a path that each of us must follow, with definite milestones to mark our growth. The sequence along this path includes survival, stability, success, and significance.
The ancient Hindus introduced mankind to the chakras which represent centers of energy within the body. Curiously, the chakra system seems to point to all the same concepts that Maslow discovered through his research and resulting hierarchy of needs.
Social media attempts to fulfill the basic human needs of love/belonging and esteem. When we post something and others respond, it feels good. Are the effects lasting?
In 1943, Abraham Maslow wrote a paper called A Theory of Human Motivation where he shares what motivates us. In our discussions of the “One Teaching,” I find these conclusions to be quite interesting.
I like to think of the unconscious as a larger part of “the whole” and consciousness is a small window that gives us access to it. We know through science that the spectrum of light is vast, yet there is only a very small slice that is visible to the human eye.
Each of us are born with a light inside of us. It’s always there. But over time we begin to allow our light to become covered up. After years and years of searching and asking questions, I know mine is still aflame inside of me. Friends, your light is still there inside of you too.