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The New 6 Human Needs

A modern list of 6 human needs as shared by Neuroscientist Nicole Gravagna

This list benefits from nearly 75 years of psychology, neuroscience, and sociology research beyond what was known when Maslow wrote his list.

  1. Food – The body needs calories and a variety of nutrients including protein, fat, and carbohydrates everyday to grow, function, and repair. Without food, the body begins to atrophy.
  2. Water – Ample hydration allows for the processes of the body to occur. Without water the body cannot process food or remove wastes.
  3. Shelter – We require protection from blazing sun, freezing temperatures, wind, and rain. Without shelter, human skin and organs are damaged from extreme temperatures.
  4. Sleep – 6–9 hours of sleep every 24 hours allows the brain to process new knowledge and deal with emotional information. Without ample sleep we cannot learn new things or get past emotional pain.
  5. Others – Adults require connection (physical or emotional) with other humans to release certain hormones like oxytocin. Human touch is so important that when we are young, our brains don’t develop correctly without it. Regular connection to others allows us to maintain a sense of well-being that allows for self-care.
  6. Novelty – Novelty creates the opportunity to learn and the potential to fail, which stimulates dopamine release in the brain. Without regular novelty, motivation wanes and a healthy sense of well-being is lost.

These 6 needs, when met, allow for a person to develop the self-esteem, security, belonging, actualization, and the other expressions of contentedness that Maslow described.

Unfortunately, when people go for a long time without having all 6 of these needs met, it becomes difficult for them to begin to allow for these needs to be met. A person who doesn’t get enough sleep will insist that they can do without. A person who has grown up without deep connection to others will insist that they prefer to live as a loner. Those who have deeply rutted routines will resist change when it is offered to them.

It’s as though humans have a natural protective process that occurs when one of these 6 needs goes unfulfilled. We develop beliefs that we are special, somehow more capable than everyone else, because we can get along without having our needs fulfilled. The truth is that we are often in denial. Every single person on this planet needs food, water, shelter, sleep, others, and novelty on a regular basis to be their best selves.

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Living With Mindfulness : Up Your Game Jan 2018 SG Edition in Pictures

Kicked off 2018 to a great start with a session on Mindfulness attended by 30 individuals.

Was an enriching session filled with wonderful nuggets of sharings and tips on living mindfully from our invited Experts (Kalyan Bhatlapenumerthy, Anji Hallewell, Reshma Shekar, Serene Martin & Rayson Choo).

This has also led to the setting up of a dedicated group for those keen to embark on a guided mindfulness journey, The Mindfulness Circle.

We will be kicking off a 5 Day Mindfulness Challenge from 1st February 2018. Join the group to participate.

#UpYourGameCommunity #UYG #Mindfulness

Buddha’s Teaching on How to Settle The Mind 

  

Once Buddha was traveling with a few of his followers.

While they were passing a lake, Buddha told one of his disciples, 

“I am thirsty. Do get me some water from the lake.”

The disciple walked up to the lake. At that moment, a bullock cart started crossing through the lake. As a result, the water became very muddy and turbid.

The disciple thought, 

“How can I give this muddy water to Buddha to drink?”

So he came back and told Buddha, 

“The water in there is very muddy. 

I don’t think it is fit to drink.”

After about half an hour, again Buddha asked the same disciple to go back to the lake.

The disciple went back, and found that the water was still muddy.

He returned and informed Buddha about the same.

After sometime, again Buddha asked the same disciple to go back.

This time, the disciple found the mud had settled down, and the water was clean and clear.

So he collected some water in a pot and brought it to Buddha.

Buddha looked at the water, and then he looked up at the disciple and said,

“See what you did to make the water clean. 

You let it be, and the mud settled down on its own, and you have clear water.”

Your mind is like that too ! When it is disturbed, 

just let it be. Give it a little time. It will settle down on its own.

You don’t have to put in any effort to calm it down.

It will happen. It is effortless.”

Having ‘Peace of Mind’ is not a strenuous job,

it is an effortless processso keep ur mind cool and have a great life ahead…

Never leave Your close ones.

If you find few faults in them just close Your eyes

‘n Remembr the best time You spent together…

because

Affection is More Important than Perfection..!

Neither you can hug yourself….

nor you can cry on your own shoulder….

Life is all about living for one another, 

so live with those who love you the most…

Relations cannot be Understood by the Language of Money…

Bcoz, Some Investments Never Give Profit But They Make us rich…!

“Family n Friends are such Investments”

Have a Enriched life…..