2014 continues to look like a big year for the adventurous folks here at IGLOO. These forthcoming developments are rooted in the exploration of mind and spirit done in the Monday night groups, and there is a process of actualization occurring both on a community and personal level. As is often the case in New Minds group, we learn from wisdom of past thinkers who laid guiding groundwork for personal development. That is why it is important to take time away from looking at gifs of cats wearing sequined sweaters and open up a crisp book. New York Psychologist, Abraham Maslow was the source of multiple weeks of discussion about his hierarchy of needs which can be seen here:
The group saw the base level (physiological) as the most surface of needs, but also necessary towards building up towards the top (self-actualization) because you need to eat if you want to love. Working up the pyramid while also diving deeper inwardly allows us to become more in touch with our souls, whatever that means, because the soul is infinite and mysterious! Maslow’s hierarchy opened up a process for group members to explore where on the pyramid they feel most comfortable and also what is preventing movement into one of the higher categories. It was an eye opening experience to see what needs are being met, and which were not. Seeing what needs aren’t being met encouraged group members to articulate those needs to others. We are a social species after all! Our new, bigger space means opening up for more members in our New Minds Discussion group. Check out the page here and send us an email!