Motivation Moves You
Motivation is something I think about a lot. In fact you could say that motivation is the axis that turns the world. What motivates all living creatures to do the things they do? How do we motivate ourselves to achieve what we wish to achieve? How can we use the understanding of what motivates others to benefit ourselves? Have you ever been seeking local singles in chat rooms and discussed this? It’s a very interesting and thought provoking subject.
When I meet someone new, my first thought is what do they want from me? Everyone has what we commonly refer to as an “agenda”. Even other animals have one. When you meet a dog, she wants your attention, your love, your cookie in your pocket. She is motivated by hunger, desire to be loved, and desire to be accepted. In fact; we all are!
Every single life form on earth and most likely in every other place that sustains life shares that common thread. We are all motivated by the exact same things. Our first set of needs that motivate us are called; Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. It’s a pretty basic theory that we are driven or motivated by first our physiological needs, such as food, water and air. Then our comforts needs of shelter and security. Followed by love and belonging to a group that we are proud to belong to. Then we have our personal feelings for our self, ‘self-esteem’ and then; the really interesting level can evolve; self-actualization.
Often the problems we deal with as the human animal stem from the lack of fulfillment of the lower levels of the hierarchy. If one has no food, one cannot feel confident to be a contributing member of the social or family group you want to belong to. Each level must be fully satisfied in order to move forward. In my opinion the greatest problem we face here on earth is the lack of ability most creatures have to be able to fulfill their basic hierarchy of needs. Unfortunately a tiny percentile of humans use up massive amounts of resources and deny all others their right to achieve self-actualization. We as individuals should dedicate ourselves to helping achieve the balance for every single life on earth. Imagine the wondrous, harmonious nature of life and how deeply fulfilled and happy we could be, both as individuals and as Earthlings. The best ways to do this are to use only what you need. Learn the best foods to eat that are low impact on the earth. A plant-based, locally grown diet is the most sustainable and will provide you with health and vibrant energy. A diet that is cruelty free and does not harm other living beings also is guilt free and will not hurt you spiritually or affect your pineal gland. Purchasing items which are locally made, refurbished or used reduces the carbon footprint on the earth and also doesn’t give the elite a chance to exploit children or poor families in their air-pollution generating plants. One should think about the world outside of yourself. Until we all realize that each of us, from ant to mouse, to pig, to primate, is of equal importance and has a right to achieve and fulfill their own destiny then none of us truly can. What each of us does as an individual affects the whole world. You are more powerful than you know. We all deserve love, joy and enlightenment!