What do you know about the term "Self Actualization?"
Please don't search the Internet for the answer to the question. I want to know what you think the concept might mean. Thanks.
Self actualization, is when realizes the self. The meaning of "I" becomes apparent.
Great question Rachelle I believe you'd get a couple hundred different answers if you asked a couple hundred people. The reason for that would be how different each person's journey is and what lessons they're here to learn, what dreams they want to actualize, and even what justifications they may be telling themselves for not taking action to be all they can be. Life can sometimes seem to get in the way of fulfilling our purpose, focusing on why we came here etc.
Whatever we focus on grows - this inevitably means that what we're taught to believe may not be authentically "us". Its been said that people spend more time deciding on what car to buy than what career to choose.
Synergy within - making sure our conscious and subconscious are in unity definitely helps us actualize our dreams. Unfortunately, without this awareness, our fears can create as fully as what we think we want. Whatever we hang onto emotionally can do the same because our subconscious dictates our actions. Knowing everything happens for a reason can definitely keep us alert to the profound reason for any circumstances in every moment. How many people do you know who are totally in the moment and accepting?
In a nutshell, self actualization to me means to be completely aware of who we are, what we're thinking, feeling, and believing; staying true to ourselves, and nurturing our spritual growth. When we do, we will create/actualize whatever we need.
Self Actualization is when one becomes aware of the self. In other words, when one begins to control ones essence, thoughts and experiences. We go beyond the drudge of the every day human experience because we realize the bigger picture; the one that holds our infinite potential; and that while we are experiencing separately, we are journeying together.
Being all that we can be, depending on the circumstances we find ourselves in at a given moment in time. Each one of us has the potential to evolve in a positive way. But lack of resources to satisfy our basic needs makes it much more challenging to accomplish this than when all of those needs are satisfied. Beyond that it is a task that never ends.
I can't forget the term self-actualization because it is included in the hierarchy of needs of man which I learned in college. It is the highest need of man according to Abraham Maslow. It means fulfilling the goal which you have set for yourself. Once you self-actualized, you have lived your dream and reached your potential.
Self-actualization becomes quite clear by itself by giving a small twist to the phrase to make it 'actualization of the self', meaning thereby invigorating your self and let it exert itself without external influences.
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