Ultimate Power from the Inexhaustible

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

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Ultimate power resides in seeking the inexhaustible as source of all our needs.

Inexhaustible : ‘[adj] incapable of being entirely consumed or used up; "an inexhaustible supply of coal"’ – Hyperdictionary.com

Ultimate power resides in seeking the inexhaustible as source of all our needs.

I realized this precept but for some time couldn’t figure how it directly applies in my concrete experience. So I toyed with the idea for the past three weeks that I was away from the hub pages.

I used awareness to look in the opposite direction, checking on my feelings: what exhaustible source/s was I utilizing that was causing the unease in the moment? What need/s were being threatened?

According to Wikipedia, Maslow’s hierarchy of needs are as follows:

  1. 1. Physiological
  2. 2. Safety
  3. Personal security
  4. Financial security
  5. Health and well-being
  6. Safety net against accidents/illness and their adverse impacts
  7. Love and belonging

“This need for belonging can often overcome the physiological and security needs, depending on the strength of the peer pressure; an anorexic, for example, may ignore the need to eat and the security of health for a feeling of control and belonging.”

(It thus seems to indicate that truly, man as a social being, has relationships as at the top of his hierarchy of needs.)

4. Esteem

“All humans have a need to be respected and to have self-esteem and self-respect.”

5. Self-actualization

“What a man can be, he must be. … This level of need pertains to what a person's full potential is and realizing that potential. Maslow describes this desire as the desire to become more and more what one is, to become everything that one is capable of becoming.”

6. Self-transcendence

“Viktor Frankl later added Self-transcendence [12] to create his own version of Maslow's Hierarchy.”

Where the Sages Turn to for Sustenance

“We have at our disposal another source, a divine source of spiritual energy, for our ultimate security” –James Redfield

“The true supply is the invisible field, whether you call that the Universe, the Supreme Mind, God, Infinite Intelligence, or whatever else. … by being on frequency and in harmony with the Universal Supply.

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To become conscious of this power is to become a ‘live wire.’ The Universe is the live wire. It carries power sufficient to meet every situation in the life of every individual. When the individual mind touches the Universal Mind, it receives all its power.” – in the book “The Secret”

“To know the unlimited, be free of the limited.” –Ray Grigg, in the book “The Tao of Being”

“I and the Father are one.” –John 10:30

These excerpts neatly sum up my experiences with the inexhaustible these past three weeks. As I noticed grasping to whatever exhaustible (external or material possession) was demanding my attention in my experience and turned to the inexhaustible, the situation turned to one of joy and triumph.

Some Applications

· Relationships. If we are in a relationship with a rude person, we can call to mind that we draw our feeling of loving security from an almighty unconditionally loving Father

· Money and financial security. If our prospect is being threatened by competition, we can call to mind that our loving Universe holds an unlimited number of possibilities for us and that better opportunities will present themselves as old ones are left behind.

· Health. If we are feeling stressed in a situation or in trying to accomplish goals, we can ease off the pressure by recalling that we are not alone and Jesus is right behind us assuring us that God’s will is always the eventual outcome in all things that we do.

A Simple 21-Day Exercise

I write this part down also as a self-reminder to practice this exercise, which I have just recently found effective, for the next 21 days, so as to develop it as a habit:

During free time, for example while waiting or commuting, when one is not obliged to engage on focused mental activities, breath out for three breathes at a time and think and feel as a child loved by an all-powerful, unconditionally loving Father who provides for all that in good is one’s life.

Cycle to the next set of three breathes, as long as one can make a conscious activity of the breathing and the thinking/feeling and the free time is over.

The Inexhaustible Source from the Christian Perspective

In a past article, Do This in Remembrance of Me: Jesus’ Body and Blood as Food, I have mentioned how by the Holy Eucharist, Jesus is helping us become more and more like him. Another example of becoming more like him is by establishing a relationship with the Father like he did---deriving all his needs and power from the Father.

Thus, from a Christian perspective, we can derive ultimate power by deriving all our needs from our relationship with our Almighty loving God, rather than others or external events.

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“Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.” –Luke 12:27

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erickcb 4 years ago

This is great. Thank you. This is what I truly believe is closest to what is truth and how to discover it.I wonder if you have read Carl jung? I believe his methods are superior in psychotherapy and how to achieve enlightenment. Or self actualization.


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Quirinus 4 years ago from Sitting on the Rug Author

I’m a huge fan of Jung. Thanks and glad to meet you!

I believe he is one of the greatest scholars of our era, especially because he uses a more holistic approach to the study of the mind and human behavior, in the sense that he integrates the spiritual aspect in his studies. Not many scientists are brave enough to venture into the unknown.

Thanks for honoring my hub,erickcb,

Quirinus


erickcb 4 years ago

Nice to meet you too :]

And wow, seems like I have met another human being who shares my enthusiasm for Jung! I completely, COMPLETELY agree with everything you say about him.

Thanks for sharing your views. I enjoy them.

Cheers.


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Quirinus 4 years ago from Sitting on the Rug Author

Thanks, erickcb,

One of his great legacy is the MBTI, which incorporates Jungian principles to provide the individual with self-insights which are indeed a great tool into the exciting adventure of self-discovery and mastery.

Same here, it does make me feel exhilarated to meet people of the same views. Am looking forward to more of your enlightening poems, erickcb.

Best,

Quirinus

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