Te Ara Maurea is a continuum based on te orokohanga o te ao, from eons of darkness to living earth.
Instead of a traditional Likert scale, Te Ara Maurea is a means for people to identify their state of being and express it in a way that is non-judgemental. It's not about on good vs bad, or right vs wrong. It's simply identifying 'who am I being' or 'what is my state of being' at this moment in time.
People operate in a non-linear way. Some days we can be in Te Kore Kore - a place for energy potential. When we're able to identify it as such, we can put things into place to move across the continuum into Te Ao Mārama - enlightenment. From there we can make further choices to shift towards Tihei-Wa Mauri Ora - a flourishing state.
Powerless: fearing the unknown constraints
Confused: dreading the known conflict
Uncertain: avoiding rejection
Pensive: reflecting on restrictions
Curious: considering vagueness
Willing: open to possibility
Calculated: surrender to insight
Instinctive: embody clarity
Collected: grateful manifestation
Balanced: contented stability
Courageous: peaceful freedom