Both Maslow's hierarchy and the yogic chakras suggest that once survival is dealt with, we begin to address more evolved needs. Even among America's poor, the television can be on for hours a day, suggesting that the core struggle for food and shelter has been supplanted by a struggle for meaning and entertainment. If we can simultaneously address our core needs and also open our hearts to love, we root ourselves in the reality of our existence, and will grow as fast as we are capable. If, rooting in survival and keeping the open heart, we also search for an intellectual understanding of the human condition, the door opens to wisdom, and eventually the understanding that the intellect is a powerful but limited tool. And that is when our spiritual connection to the world, and each other, can grow strong.
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Friday, April 30, 2010
Posted by Steven Barnes at 8:03 AM