On the road to Self Actualization

You sit with that gnawing feeling, the knowing that there is something more! It eats away at you so much that it almost feels like a physical sensation in your body. So you ponder and wonder when, how, or where? When will this feeling of this knowing materialize into the very situation or outcome you know should happen?

Whether it is in our careers, our creative pursuits, passions or interests, most individuals have this knowing, something that they feel they are supposed to be doing, fulfilling their real Earthly existence. This is the process towards Self Actualization. The momentum to get to that point can seem slow, sometimes excruciating to the point that you feel you’ve been sucked into a vacuum too strong to pull yourself out of.

Abraham Maslow, the famous American psychologist who came up with his well renowned ‘Hierarchy of Needs’ theory wrote an interesting piece on Self Actualization. The basic premise of his article was that a very small percentage of individuals could ‘self-actualize’ to the person they are inherently meant to be in terms of common traits and pursuits that made them exceptional or dutiful towards their true purpose. It is perhaps no accident I came across this theory in my feeling that there is a deeper knowing of what is meant to be, and perhaps this theory was an answer to my search for the process.

I am sure you have pondered on what it is you are supposed to be doing, this feeling of knowing that you should be pursuing this or that. The pursuit often comes with many challenges, some that make us wonder whether our imaginations are really just taking us over in a desperate hope of looking for that greater meaning or purpose in life.

Have you ever asked yourself if you are following the knowing? Have you pondered on whether you can self actualize to the REAL person you were meant to be, fulfilling your human drive purpose in this life on Earth? Just asking that question can have some profound impact on the decisions you make in coming weeks or months. Sometimes you need to ask that question, forcing yourself or acknowledging that you are meant to push towards your higher ideal.

Think about this…apparently 2% of humans self-actualize. That’s a scary thought in itself. What’s more scary though is if you actually become part of that 2%!

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Disclaimer: The opinions in this piece are solely those of the author and in no way reflect any person, institution or theory, nor is the author associated with any specific publication or institution. This article is purely for business and informative purposes.

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Where is Destiny?

Saturday nights often are supposed to be a time of social fun, dinners, maybe the odd party atmosphere or two! But what happens if there is a thought that has been nagging you for a couple of days and you can’t really seem to shake it off? That’s the current predicament I am in, and that too on a bloody Saturday night! Yes, one may wonder who would want to get into such a contemplative and dark mood for a Saturday night. However, I am sure this thought has crossed many a mind; it just may have not been spoken about for those seeking serious clarity.

Billions would go through these thoughts daily: is it my destiny to be successful, is it my destiny to ever get married, is it my destiny to become famous, is it my destiny to make this a successful project…you catch my drift and where I am heading with this. So I have been asking myself where is this Destiny?

Is this Destiny just a perception, a combination of perceived visions and ideas that we feel will really manifest itself? And how do we know for sure something is our Destiny? Yes, current outcomes and situations may seem to align towards a perceived desired outcome, making us truly believe it was our destiny after all.

Yet on many an odd occasion there was a preamble of such events conjuring up to what was a perceived or given outcome…and alas nothing of the sort happened. So is this Destiny just a bunch of new age bullshit people need to lean on, believing all is not lost?

The hope of Destiny has helped many to linger on a little longer, really believing that the desired destination or path will be achieved because they are the chosen One for it. There is nothing wrong in having dosages of hope, for hope is that tonic that sometimes alleviates the misery of many, even if for a temporary basis.

I am questioning if maybe there is no such thing as Destiny? What if there is no such thing as fate as well? Should we just propose that every situation and outcome is just a myriad web of randomness, just accepting the situation for what it is? For now this is a question. It doesn’t matter whether this question is right or wrong,  it’s a question that doubtless many will have, even on this arbitrary Saturday night. It is a question that will provoke many, even those in solitude.

I don’t have the answer, but I continue to seek revelation on where Destiny is. Share your thoughts and comments because it will perhaps provide clarity.

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Disclaimer: The opinions in this piece are solely those of the author and in no way reflect any person, institution or theory, nor is the author associated with any specific publication or institution. This article is purely for business and informative purposes.