A few thoughts on what self-actualization isn’t:
It isn’t a race to the “top of the ladder”
Even though Maslow’s Hierarchy of Need is depicted as a pyramid, that’s just a rough way of characterizing esoteric concepts. There is no real “top” to get to. It’s all about being more of who you Truly Are.
It isn’t about getting more money, more power, more prestige
Although these things may come to people who are fully committed to self-actualization, they aren’t at all what these people strive for.
It isn’t becoming better than anyone else; it isn’t about narcissism or self-aggrandizement
It’s about being who you were born to be and doing what you were born to do.
It isn’t about finally getting to Easy Street
It can be a difficult journey because self actualization is about giving up ego and looking yourself in the eye and accepting yourself as you are in each moment; it’s about forgiving and letting it all go.
It isn’t about any religion or philosophy
Although, self-actualization is deeply profound and sacred.
What are your thoughts about self-actualization or Maslow’s Hierarchy of Need, or the Chakras. Let me know in the comments below. Thanks!
Your Friend and Pep Pal,