November 21, 2008

What Moves You?

When was the last time you really felt alive? For example, what takes you to the edge of your chair? What have you been involved in where you have totally lost track of time? What moves you to tears? What makes you laugh so hard your stomach hurts? What has motivated and inspired you to release your creative nature?

It’s important that we know when these things happen so that we can ensure they happen more often. Too many times we get caught up in life and forget these very important instances that make it all real.

Please comment and share some of your answers and experiences!

By Nyla Lengacher

November 09, 2008

Strive to Self-Actualize

What is Self -Actualization? Abraham Maslow in his article, A Theory of Human Motivation. Maslow explicitly defines self-actualization to be "the desire for self-fulfillment, namely the tendency for him [the individual] to become actualized in
what he is potentially. This tendency might be phrased as the desire to become more and more what one is, to become everything that one is capable of becoming."

Self-actualization is a term that has been used in various psychology theories, often in slightly different ways (e.g., Goldstein, Maslow, Rogers). The term was originally introduced by the organismic theorist Kurt Goldstein for the motive to realize all of one's potentialities. In his view, it is the master motive—indeed, the only real motive a person has, all others being merely manifestations of it.
Wikipedia encyclopedia

Now that’s a mouthful! To simplify, I think much of this gets down to the ability to take off all the limits that prevent us from doing the magnificent things that are inside each and every one of us. If we can become self-actualized, we will have peak experiences in life because we believe and know that we can. It’s like walking into our full authentic selves and living our potential.

Do you think it is possible to become self-actualized? Leave a comment and tell me what you think?

By Nyla Lengacher