๐ŸŽˆOur Evolution and Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs โ€“ Newsletter Message, July 2022

2022-08-04T23:06:11+00:00

Individuals โ€“ and our planet are on an upward evolutionary trajectory. We are reaching the pinnacle of our evolution. Up until recently, and for eons, we were in survival mode โ€“ concerned about our Physical and Safety needs: the bottom two rungs of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. (See list of levels below). This is my July 2022 Newsletter Message. You can sign-up or read past messages HERE Maslow's basic premise in his hierarchy of needs is that we must satisfy the needs on one rung before we can concern ourselves with the needs on the next rung. We Have Stepped Off the 2nd Rung of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs Starting in the last century, we have been moving past the everyday concerns of our physical and safety needs noted on the bottom two rungs. And as our natural impulse is grow, evolve, and better ourselves, we have been seeking more satisfaction and meaning in our lives. This impulse to grow is not just for ourselves, but extended out into the world. All my Writing is Based on Concepts in My Books ๐ŸŽˆI also offer a variety of writing services See My Writing Services Page (You can also find links to related posts at the end) We are starting to feel inspired to be fair, compassionate, and understanding of others, help the disenfranchised, be more considerate of our world's animals, and be gentler towards the planet. Just like us, our planet is a living, breathing organism. She is our home. Our mother. Our individual evolutions and that of the planet are related and intertwined. The Indigenous people of the world have always known this. We would be wise to listen to their take on our connection to Mother Earth and how to look after our home๐ŸŒž Satisfying Our Needs of the Top Levels of Maslow's Hierarchy Most of us are now living to satisfy the needs of one โ€“ or more than one rung โ€“ on of the top three levels of Maslow's pyramid. ๐ŸŽˆLevel 1:ย  Our Physiological Needs ๐ŸŽˆ Level 2: Our Safety Needs ๐ŸŽˆLevel 3: Loving/Belonging ๐ŸŽˆLevel 4: Esteem ๐ŸŽˆ Level 5: Self-actualization Although we don't move fully into the next level until the current one is completely satisfied, many of the elements in the top three rungs are intertwined. This is why we can attempt to satisfy some of the needs on all three levels simultaneously. As we manage and arrange our lives and look for satisfaction and meaning, we may be attempting to satisfy our needs on, ๐ŸŽˆ Level 3: Loving/Belonging. We may be on our way to mastering โ€“ or struggling to meet the needs noted on this level โ€“ to become more loving and able to create a sense of belonging with others and within society. Life will be giving us opportunities โ€“ and challenging us to help us satisfy the need for love and belonging. ๐ŸŽˆLevel 4: Esteem. We may be on our way to mastering โ€“ or struggling to satisfy the needs noted [...]