Thursday, August 4, 2011

Elemental hierarchy of needs

When we come into the world we need food, shelter and touch - Earth Element
From infancy to teenage hood we learn (mostly) to manage our emotions and relate to others - Water Element
Throughout our schooling and more likely from our peers and environment we acquire knowledge - Air Element
Leaving school and entering adult life we look to pursue our passions (careers, hobbies and goals) and our loves - Fire Element.

But at some point, if these needs are met, we realise we still have an unmet need - to find meaning and connection - Spirit Element