How to self-actualise

You are responsible for actualising the potential meaning of your life.

Not by going inside but rather by venturing outside. The true meaning of life is to be discovered in the world rather than within your psyche.

The self-transcendence of human existence is always directed to something, or someone, other than oneself. Whether it’s a meaning to fulfill or another human being to encounter.

The more you forget yourself by giving yourself to a cause to serve or another person to love, the more human you are and the more you actualize yourself.

Self-actualisation is not attainable as a goal because the more you strive for it, the more you miss it. Self-actualisation is only possible only as a side-effect of self-transcendence.

You can discover the meaning in life in three different ways.

1. By creating a work or doing a deed. This is the way of achievement or accomplishment.

2. By experiencing something or encountering someone. This is the way of coming in contact with and recognizing goodness, truth, beauty, and love. Through love potentiality is awakened and realised.

3. By the positive attitude we take toward unavoidable suffering. This is the way of facing a situation that cannot be changed by changing yourself. Transform a personal tragedy into a triumph, turn a predicament into a human achievement.

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