Understanding Our Needs
In daily life we are often judged for identifying and revealing our needs. Doing so can be frightening and difficult.
Connecting with our needs puts us in touch with our vulnerability and we can easily feel susceptible to criticism.
For centuries the image of the loving woman has been associated with sacrifice and the denial of her own needs in order to take care of others. Because women are socialised to view the care taking of others as their highest duty, they have often learned to ignore their own needs for survival.
Men do also have issues with their needs. It is still a common expectation that they appear strong, fit, reasonable, protecting and unemotional. “Men don’t do needy” is a common phrase that has been around to point out the dilemma men face when dealing with inner needs.
In order to move into a state of better health we are often asked to change those inherited patterns that do not serve us anymore.
Picking the Need Cards offers valuable insights about needs that are unrecognised and not fulfilled.
Unfulfilled needs are capable of causing big distress and havoc in our lives. It is an error to think we are better spiritual beings the fewer needs we have. As humans we have to acknowledge the side of us that makes us mortal in this earthly existence. This is a vulnerable space and needs to be taken care of and looked after.
To work consciously with the needs via the Need Cards frees their positive potential for us.
Complete Needs Cards set from the PANGARDEN Game / for SYS-MATS.
The different words on the 72 Needs-Cards:
Acceptance, Affection, Appreciation, Authenticity, Autonomy, Balance, Beauty, Belonging, Celebration, Certainty, Challenge, Choice, Clarity, Closeness, Communication, Communion, Community, Companionship, Compassion, Connection, Consideration, Consistency, Contribution, Cooperation, Courage, Creativity, Discovery, Ease, Efficiency, Empathy, Equality, Fairness, Feedback, Freedom, Growth, Harmony, Honesty, Hope, Humour, Inclusion, Independence, Inspiration, Integrity, Intimacy, Joy, Learning, Love, Meaning, Mourning, Mutuality, Nature Experience, Nurturing, Order, Participation, Peace, Play, Presence, Purpose, Respect, Security, Self-Expression, Self-Respect, Sexuality, Space, Spirituality, Spontaneity, Stability, Stimulation, Support, Trust, Understanding, Warmth.
All 72 different Needs Cards inside a Box for storage. Professionally colour printed on quality stock.