Mauri is seen as internal values of power and influence. Mauri is like the centre that drives people. When they have mauri there is a sense of purposefulness, they are inspired, they have these intangible qualities that motivate them and provide them with a sense of self and collective identity. One of the by-products of mauri and mana. Mauri is the life force. When the mauri is intact people can achieve balance and a sense of identity.