ponder slowly ye gentle folk
NM’s comments regarding him being firmly on immersion, makes it sound as it’s all to do with hot water! (Metaphorically and practically) I have used CPAP 54 weeks and still ponder will I ever reach that over inflating stage. Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, so often used, to motivate another persons opinion or views, or just for the development of change explains development as a 5 tier hierarchy, starting from bottom up; he also suggested without the bottom 2 levels, the rest will never be attempted.
Belonging Family and Fiends
Safety; Shelter, Security, including financial.
Physiological: Food Water & Air
At a glance with CPAP we automatically have that so precious one served to us, but for security may be much more complex, often knowing we are given the machine after a 20 minute introduction and left to sort it out, along side of many complications that can arise knowing our own behaviours has changed, even unknowingly cognitively, socially and occupationally. Not forgetting the severity it has on our health, no wonder we find it so traumatising, yet our own desperation to feel safe with having financial security should not be ignored. The sense of belonging is all so often given via this site, along side of that use, esteem and sense of respect can all so often come naturally, alas though not forget the esteem we so often receive in return.
If I am to reflect about Maslow’s work, although as good, as it is, it also raises several big questions, will I or where is that Self Actualisation be achieved? I don’t think I know where mine is, probably that is what nm is suggesting, belonging in the immersion state, I do know, I am at a stage of fighting hell or high water to keep it, instead I see CPAP compliance more like a journey, not knowing the final end of this journey, but we all have enough knowledge to know we will have various stations to encounter in that journey along with diversions to endure. Ironic last few weeks the forum brought up an issue of financial security, which for me ignored, yet after some pondering, I decided to go out of my way to try and get some understanding on it, especially knowing such little of it, and so little on the Webb about CPAP energy castings, I knew it was not going to be easy, but I have never walked away from a good challenge. With this site I also believe we all can have confidence to manage those daily challenges, diversions, even if we do not know the final outcome. Yet if I am to speak for CPAP users, all I ask for is respect for trying.
Good health and happy breathing to CPAP!