To study the Buddha way is to study the self.
To study the self is to forget the self.
To forget the self is to be enlightened by all things.
~Dogen Zenji

Needs Vocabulary



Interdependent Needs


Autonomy and authenticity

To receive as well as to extend to others:

autonomy

acceptance, inclusion

appreciation

(to choose one's goals, values, dreams and ways to realize them)

(confirmation that a positive contribution has been made)

integrity
(to live one's values)

compassion

authenticity

(caring response to a perceived pain)

(to be true to oneself)

connection

 

consideration

 

(of our and others' needs or preferences)

Clarity and awareness

cooperation

consciousness

community

understanding

(being part of something larger than ourselves)

(the need for knowledge, wisdom, experience,)

empathy

 

honesty

Purpose and effectiveness

(honest feedback on our words and behaviors that enables us to learn from past behaviors and limitations)

contribution
(to the enrichment of life)
meaning

warmth, closeness, intimacy

purposeful activity, work

respect, self-respect

growth

support, nurturance

competence

trust, reassurance

creativity, self-expression

understanding

 

(to understand and be understood)

 

visibility
(to see and be seen or noticed)

 

Rest and play


Safety and health
security
dependability, consistency

enjoyment
challenge, stimulation
ease, relaxation
celebration and mourning

(of life and the cycles of birth, death)

Harmony and balance
beauty, order, peace
wholeness, equality, mutuality
inspiration, communion

 

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