Most of us find that fear is at the root of many of our damaging emotions and actions. As we grow in the twelve-step way of life, we learn that our fears usually stem from our inability to trust that our basic needs will be met. ~ Anonymous, Overeaters. The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous. First Edition Overeaters Anonymous, Inc.. Kindle Edition.
Were your basic needs met?
What are your basic needs?
Abraham Maslow suggests they
are, from most basic,
physiological ones of food, water,
rest and, safety, followed closely
by safety and security.
those being met, psychological needs
present themselves: belongingness
and love needs:
intimate relationships and friends.
esteem needs of prestige
and feelings of accomplishment.
That all being met we finally have energy for
of achieving one’s full potential,
including creative activities.
We who have found a home
in Overeaters Anonymous
worked hard on the food needs.
What about now?
Do you trust that your basic needs will be met?
Do you live near-perpetually in fear?
Is it because you don’t trust your needs to be met?
Find your trust!
Ask and it will be given to you;
seek and you will find;
knock and the door will be opened to you.
For everyone who asks receives;
he who seeks finds;
and to him who knocks,
the door will be opened.…
Fear not!He’s got us covered!