Foundational needs are what you might imagine the foundation of everything else in our lives. Growing up my mom would go into her special chair in the morning and do her morning mediation or payer. I remember I liked going in there with her while I was still half a sleep because the energy of the space was so peaceful. It helped me develop my personal foundational need.
Foundational element might be what we call spiritual state of consciousness or a deep experience. Foundational needs are at the center of who we are, choices we make having to do with how our lives how we create life with integrity, honesty, expression. As I learned in Urban Zen Foundational needs are perceived viscerally as feelings of deep unnamed satisfaction when met, and a real sense of void when unmet.
Foundational needs are tied to a deep sense of well-being and pave the road for us to truly care of our selves which then opens the door to truly care for another. It can be abstract like a beautiful painting in fact a beautiful painting can meet your foundational need. It is connected to something deeper inside other than surface satisfaction. For me when I see the color of the ocean the turquoise blue sincerely takes my breath away. When ever my husband and I go on a vacation my first choice is the beach because it feeds my foundational need.
I recently had a friend who was fired from her job, mind you she was not happy at her job and her Foundational needs were not being met it still was a shock to her system. Letting go of attachments and the rewards that she was accustomed to as a result of ignoring her deeper foundational values was harder to change but once she was let go from her job the illusion was lifted and she was able to find some true happiness and is now creating a career that not only meets her Practical, Structural but now her Foundational needs also.
Listen to your intuitive sense and find the love within your heart. In yoga at the end of my sessions I often bow to the TRUE TEACHER that lies with inside of my students although I am there to guide them through the asana practice it is the inner teacher that is their true guide. Today, I ask you honor your truth, your inner teacher and listen to what your foundational needs are. You may discover that your are more awesome than you thought.