Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Universal Human Needs

Universal Human Needs
Autonomy Choosing Dreams, Goals, Values

    * Choosing plans for fulfilling one's dreams, goals, values
    * Liberty
    * Freedom
    * Independence
    * Choice
    * Individuality
    * Self empowerment
    * Solitude

Celebration of Life

    * Celebrate the creation of life and dreams fulfilled
    * Celebrate losses: loved ones, dreams (mourning)
    * Aliveness
    * Intensity
    * Stimulation
    * Excitement
    * Passion
    * Pleasure
    * Delight
    * Humor
    * Mourning
    * Communion

Integrity

    * Authenticity
    * Creativity
    * Dreams
    * Growth
    * Meaning
    * Purpose
    * Self respect
    * Self worth
    * Values
    * Vision

Interdependence

    * Acceptance
    * Affection
    * Appreciation
    * Being heard / seen
    * Belonging
    * Closeness / Intimacy
    * Communication
    * Community / Sharing
    * Cooperation
    * Connection
    * Consideration
    * Contribution to Life
    * Emotional safety / freedom
    * Empathy
    * Equality / Fairness
    * Friendship / Companionship
    * Honesty
    * Love
    * Predictability / Consistency
    * Reassurance
    * Respect
    * Stability / Reliability
    * Support
    * Trust
    * Understanding

Physical Nurturance

    * Air
    * Bonding
    * Comfort
    * Nourishment
    * Movement, Exercise
    * Physical affection
    * Rest
    * Safety
    * Sexual Expression
    * Shelter
    * Sunlight
    * Tenderness
    * Touch
    * Water

Play

    * Fun
    * Laughter
    * Relaxation

Mental

    * Stimulation
    * Clarity
    * To understand
    * Comprehension
    * Information
    * Consciousness
    * Thinking
    * Reflection
    * Discrimination

Spiritual Communion

    * Awareness / Being
    * Beauty
    * Giving
    * Grace
    * Gratitude
    * Harmony
    * Inspiration
    * Mastery
    * Order
    * Peace
    * Serving

1 comment:

derestricted said...

sup man, nice meeting you in the jungle of Osa.
I like the thoughts on this post.

Those who claim for themselves to judge the truth are bound to possess a criterion of truth. This criterion, then, either is without a judge’s approval or has been approved. But if it is without approval, whence comes it that it is truthworthy? For no matter of dispute is to be trusted without judging. And, if it has been approved, that which approves it, in turn, either has been approved or has not been approved, and so on ad infinitum – Sextus Empiricus.

He raised concerns which applied to all types of knowledge and advocates simply giving up belief: that is, suspending judgment about whether or not anything is knowable. Only by suspending judgment can we attain a state of peaceful enlightenment (Ataraxia).

Taraxia means something like mess. When you put an ‘a’ before a word in the Greek language it means ‘the opposite’ of what the original word means. Ataraxia signifies the balanced state of robust tranquility that derives from eschewing faith in an afterlife, not fearing the gods because they are distant and not concerned with us, avoiding politics and vexatious people, surrounding oneself with trustworthy and affectionate friends and, most importantly, being an affectionate, virtuous person, worthy of trust.

Some photos from ojo:
http://blog.derestricted.com/2009/09/costa-rica-trip-4-ojo-del-mar-osa-peninsula/

cheers
Piers