The more time I spend time with humans who have no filter and a developing brain [I mean...the ultimate beautiful combination] the more I am convinced that Maslow's hierarchy of needs should be laced with love. From bottom to top (basic to luxurious), here are our human needs:
Physiological needs - food, water, warmth and rest (our basic needs) plus love
Safety needs - security and safety and love
Belonging - relationships and friendship and love
Esteem needs - feeling of accomplishment with love
Self-actualization - achieving our full potential with love
While us humans can present ourselves as complex mammals, it is amazing what mere: time, attention and intention can do. And practicing these things can start with a few simple words, long pregnant pauses and holy eye contact. #thisislove
I am here for you.
What is on your mind right this minute?
What happened to you?
I want to understand how you are feeling.
Together, I think we can do this.
I have time for you.
Let's drop everything and talk.
Did you know what you are enough?
You are wildly loved by me.