Maslow's Basic Principles:
- The normal personality is characterized by unity, integration, consistency, and coherence. Organization is the natural state, and disorganization is pathological.
- The organism can be analyzed by differentiating its parts, but no part can be studied in isolation. The whole functions according to laws that cannot be found in the parts.
- The organism has one sovereign drive, that of self-actualization. People strive continuously to realize their inherent potential by whatever avenues are open to them.
- The influence of the external environment on normal development is minimal. The organism's potential, if allowed to unfold by an appropriate environment, will produce a healthy, integrated personality.
- The comprehensive study of one person is more useful than the extensive investigation, in many people, of an isolated psychological function.
- The salvation of the human being is not to be found in either behaviorism or in psychoanalysis, (which deals with only the darker, meaner half of the individual). We must deal with the questions of value, individuality, consciousness, purpose, ethics and the higher reaches of human nature.
- Man is basically good not evil.
- Psychopathology generally results from the denial, frustration or twisting of our essential nature.
- Therapy of any sort, is a means of restoring a person to the path of self-actualization and development along the lines dictated by their inner nature.
- When the four basic needs have been satisfied, the growth need or self-actualization need arises: A new discontent and restlessness will develop unless the individual is doing what he individually is fitted for. A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write--in short, what people can be they must be.
Listen To While Reading
World Science Festival 2009: Bobby McFerrin Demonstrates the Power of the Pentatonic Scale
Particle Mind Harmony
I implore you, gods,
you lesser ones,
you makers of this human lunacy
that lacks symmetry, balance and harmony
what is this life of the self for, this individuality?
Why is there this human gauntlet
that we beings as self and spirit must traverse as lowly wanders?
When will this choir, your human invention of self, composed of body mind and soul, ever sing in harmonic verse with singularity?
When will humanity become unlike play ground children fighting for attention and control of their droll parents that let their off-spring be taught less than antiquated rubbish that is of little use for perfecting their souls; you see, the paramount reason for being is the conditioning of one's soul, the pilot of the self?
How will this meager humanity survive your sirens illusions of confusion; which they have not the intelligence to overcome, because of their preoccupation with the words and world of the flesh and the fears of its subconscious?
They think that this life is for their attention and control, that it be cajoled into conforming to their childish whims for their games; like king of the hill, dungeons and dragons, and keeping up with the Jones, for their pleasure and none other...They play life like a slot machine, on chance, without logic or concern for their soul's condition and ability...
What a selfish lot of imbeciles, this leadership of fools bent on their own destruction, these humans have proven themselves to be herd animals of burden focused on petty issues of selfish pride without foresight of their own spirit needs to manage the energy of their potential...
The course, journey and way to harmony is a troublesome path for these confused people as human minds and bodies of chaos, the way is full of your sirens' strange noises that spook the inexperienced traveler never mind the timid whiners and loud brutes, they all fall victim to the waves of apathy, where their souls are devoured by the flesh of their ego's demented dimension, for their scale of thought is diminished to ions of negativity, which subsequently cast them haphazardly upon the rocks of circumstance where their competition captors, the usury groups of organized greed strip their souls of its dignity and so goes the pilot's righteous behavior and its chance to join the All in harmony...
For, now, most of them tolerate this self imposed hell, as the battle ever wages on, in every heart, the negative allusions of their precarious flesh stain the souls of this humanity as it tries to evolve away from its old self-ancestry to be the better soul it may be; Until then the body's mind ego fabricates its lies to pilot the clone, as to what it is and what it is doing, to placate its negative, selfish, conscience with the half-truths its subconscious supplies from its predecessor's lineage of negative genealogy composed of exclusive selfish and evil doings. You see the polarity of self is an arbitrary affair, it's the balance and equity that formulizes singularity, be it negative evil or positive civility... This is the energy battle waged in the heavens of the spirit universe... You see humans are their pawns at this point, until humans are able to grasp the game concept of supreme singularity and choose the polarity they reflect as their will... As of now its like the usury found in representative systems of the negative sovereignty that abuse the rights of their people by giving them less than the equity and freedom of inclusive, selfless civility...
How can humanity control its passions lust without a selfless soul, to guide its path, pulling it along a steady course, for the body's meager mind's ability can handle no more than to imitate the habitual responses ingrained by its subconscious fears, as history forever will repeat the same turbulent journey without a selfless soul to pilot it safely through the reefs of life's distractions to the shoals of abundance?
I say this as an expression of the physical mood that persist to be ever present, as a foreboding apprehension of some impending doom... Soon shall it engulf the heavens, to extract its worth from the cluster of motley souls, that serves its purpose or lack there of...
The fact that all is not right with this chaotic world, composed of sour notes and ditty tunes, that lead the weary wanderer to the early grave of discontent at the tempter's money store, where the allusion for dreams of actual wealth, worth and value of selfless bliss is vanquished ever more by the pathetic delusional self serving illusions of the usury worms that propagate the futile turbulence of the greed found in negative usury...
For the moment, space and time, spins and leaps to the syncopated beat of their selfish human nature pulling it this way and that, for it is an incomplete and unbalanced affair; as it's subconscious awaits with bated anxious breath and heavy somber soul pondering its existence fate as the flesh scampers ever so gaily absorbed in its delusion of importance not reckoning its stewardship responsibility for the earth cosmos entrusted to its care...
The tune of human behavior sounds its many variegated patterns of concern for lesser issues than least of which is its absolute survival; the health of its soul, which is not the matter of its current interest and concern for weapons, power and domination are its preoccupation.
Its far too busy gorging its ego with the pleasures of the flesh before its reign is dethroned and all frivolous fantasy is cast against the rocks of eternity...
How astute is it for humanity to be so complacent of the omniscient metaphorical tune, the universe provides;
that which the All has composed to show the synchronicity of the grand agreement and symmetry for harmony,
the musical notes, and the stanza on which rest every song composed, where hangs ones lyrics to exclaim ones worth for the infinity of eternity as it unfolds the pages of the future roles we play in the saga of existence, as beings of self, evolving from the particles of the All...
Think a minute to imagine the story to fit the clues, a wandering humanity without the sense to know its condition; but able to sense its feeling, its passions and a measure of awareness... As time goes on it seems to get closer to a discovery, some become more attuned to the frequency of a higher order of thought implicating the evolution of the soul to a singularity of competency where the measure is a vision of perfection for the All of existence; not a single soul, but the All...