"Maslow's hierarchy of needs is incomplete because it denies the most fundamental need of all, an individual relationship with our divine savior, Jesus Christ." - A. Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs: A Christian Perspective
Abraham Maslow was not a [devout] Christian. He did not weave Holy Bible ideas into his findings. E.g., Christ-like living will help us reach our needs, and patience is the [priceless] outcome of cultivating the Christian character.
"Maslow himself found it difficult to accept religious experience as valid unless placed in a positivistic framework."..."Maslow's ideas have fallen out of fashion and are "no longer taken seriously in the world of academic psychology." - Abraham Maslow: Wikipedia
"Maslow was on the right track... It is not his fault (as far as I know) that he did not have the relationship with Jesus Christ that would have affirmed his work with joy, and taken him beyond it to the levels of personal growth and spiritual maturity that come when one walks the journey of life together with Jesus."..."Take Maslow's description of self actualization as a goal. Then see that you cannot attain it yourself, understand that which blocks you, and find your alternate source of sustaining living waters, containing emotional and psychological nourishment, from the relationship bond with Jesus Christ." - Dr. Eva Klostreich
Maslow's Hierachy of Needs is not perfect. However, it is interesting and could be a framework of living for those [lost souls] who have no religion. More importantly, we are to simply use Maslow's ideas, add to them, and make them better.
We have needs that must be met, before we can be all we can be (self-actualize).
"But as for me, I am poor and needy; please hurry to my aid, O God. You are my helper and my savior; O LORD, do not delay." - Psalms 70:5
We all should help someone meet their needs, when possible.
"Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, 'Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,' but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it?" - James 2:15–16
Jesus answered, "If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me." - Matthew 19:21
"Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you." - Matthew 6:2–4
"Let him who stole steal no more; but rather let him labor, working with his hands the thing that is good, that he may have something to give to him who has need." - Ephesians 4:28
"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'" - Martin Luther King, Jr.
E.g., one could make videos for family and friends to help them meet needs of belonging and esteem.
"Share what you have with God's people who are in need. Be hospitable." - Romans 12:13
Having food and drink available at any time is important, using Maslow's chart. However, we must consume food in moderation.
"To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals." - Benjamin Franklin
Here are more Fasting Quotes.
"The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness."
"If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail."
"The great lesson is that the sacred is in the ordinary, that it is to found in one's daily life, in one's neighbors, friends, and family, in one's backyard."
"A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself."
"What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself."
"What a man can be, he must be. This need we call self-actualization."
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