Tag Archives: Self-actualization

Fertile Confusion

The road to self-knowledge and personal growth leads to a myriad of discoveries, transformations, concepts, and new ideas.  It is inevitable that periods of confusion will ensue at some point or another along the way.  Confusion can be expressed as two or more … Continue reading

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Oh I’m on my way I know I am, Somewhere not so far from here All I know is all I feel right now, I feel the power growing in my hair Sitting on my own not by myself, Everybody’s here with … Continue reading

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Openness To Experience

According to Abraham Maslow, one of the many traits of the self-actualized person is openness to experience.   Openness to experience is only one of the personality dimensions identified in the Five Factor Model, a theory on human personality.  There are others, but I think … Continue reading

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WordPress, What Were You Thinking??

I am feeling rather disappointed with WordPress of late.  A few days ago, upon logging into my account, I noticed the new Freshly Pressed blogs as I usually do – they are difficult to avoid.  One of them stood out because of the picture … Continue reading

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Heading Towards Maslow`s Summit – Taking Stock

It’s a good idea to take stock of where you are at in your journey every once in a while, if only to reassure yourself that you are indeed moving up and forward, and not in circles, or God forbid, backwards.  … Continue reading

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The Shadow – The Dark and The Light

Swiss psychiatrist and founder of analytical psychology, Carl Jung, theorized that we all have two sides to our personalities; the known conscious side that deals directly with the world around us, and the deeper hidden side that lies below the conscious mind, locked … Continue reading

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Inner Conflict as a Path to Higher Development : Part I

I have often referred to and written about the Theory of Positive Disintegration by Kazimierz Dabrowski on this blog.  His is a theory about the process of personal development that I  can strongly relate to in a real and significant way.  But rather … Continue reading

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The Real vs The Ideal Self

Have you ever wondered who you really are, deep down inside?  Who really lives and breathes underneath all of the multi-layers of influence projected onto you over the course of your lifetime; molding you, shaping you, and potentially slotting you into a definition of you … Continue reading

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The Wind

I wish to run into the wind To greet the sky and kiss the rain Let go my soul, in time begin To see the light, be free again; To feel the warmth, and hear no sound Let go the … Continue reading

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Shifting – The Stops and Starts of Personal Growth

The journey towards self-actualization, or any kind of personal growth, does not generally follow a straight line.  The road travelled will have dips and twists, and unexpected turns.  Just when you think you are on a roll, moving forward and upward, … Continue reading

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