Have you ever stopped and really asked yourself why you do the things you do? What gets you out of bed in the morning to face your day?
Beautiful mornings are inspirational.
MOORESVILLE, N.C. - As much as one person is different from another; each has his or her own means of motivation to rise each day, to work each day, to love each day, or to just live each day. Those things that inspire are sometimes simple, lofty, meaningful, or creative.
Some are motivated for the day with a cup of good coffee and a newspaper. That would get me out of bed on a Saturday morning before anyone else would rise for some "me" time! Another thing that motivates me, of course, is a paycheck; which gets some real quality work out of me. I'm motivated by my children in making them happy and healthy. I'm motivated in spirit through prayer, the sacraments, song and Christian fellowship. I'm motivated in love by a simple hug from my wife or just holding her hand. The things that motivate a person speak much about them.
Back in the 40's Abraham Maslow wrote extensively about this very subject in "The Theory of Human Motivation" where he initiated the concept of "The Hierarchy of Needs". Broken down to its' basics: Each individual has varying, and incremental needs that must be met for one to achieve what is termed as "self-actualization". It just meant a person reaches stages of their potential as these different levels of needs are met.
These needs would start out at the very basic things such as Food, Water, and Shelter - and would branch off into more complex needs such as love, understanding, appreciation, etc. If these needs aren't met then problems can arise in areas of self-esteem, etc. All of which impacts the way one engages in life and with others; either positively or negatively.
Meditation can bring us to great understanding about ourselves and how we can interface with God.
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