"Being anything less than you are capable of being, you most probably will be unhappy all the days of your life.” ~Abraham Maslow
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Submitted by guest blogger "Bits of Bliss" - Edits by DASA Meditation
Revisiting Abraham Maslow
There is a quote of Maslow’s that I heard that resonates to my core: "Being anything less than you are capable of being, you most probably will be unhappy all the days of your life.” Can you imagine, not realizing your potential in many areas of your life - as experts report and lament? Is there a surefire way to maximize your potential and jumpstart your rise to self-actualization? The answer is yes. DASA meditation offers greater consciousness and increased awareness through the release of stress.
The term self-actualization was originally introduced by the organismic theorist Kurt Goldstein for the motive to realize one's full potential. Later, the concept was brought most fully to prominence by Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of needs theory. Maslow created a graphic model to illustrate his research. In Maslow’s view, people are motivated by different venues to keep moving them up the pyramid. It is called the "Hierarchy of Needs Pyramid." The first four levels are specific as human needs, with the capstone self-actualization. The ultimate way of being - living to your highest potential.
"The more I think of it now, the more sure I get that there will be a tremendous and revolutionary breakthrough in all sciences when holistic methods are invented. And the truth always prevails, I'm sure this will happen." ~Abraham Maslow
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs Pyramid
"These peak experiences are times that you feel truly at peace and in harmony with your environment and also the whole universe. These experiences are marked by a feeling of euphoria and deep joy and gratitude." ~ Abraham Maslow
A ‘Peek’ at Peak Experiences
These peak experiences are times that you feel truly at peace and in harmony with your environment and also the whole universe - marked by a feeling of euphoria, deep joy and gratitude. I can’t help but think of the many great writers, scientists, musicians and artists that were and are partly self-actualized. They stand out far beyond their contemporaries, because they infuse a sense of awe, transcendence and euphoria into their masterpieces.
I enjoy some ‘peeks’ at peak experiences as I practice a silent mantra meditation. Some of this happened concurrently as I read Maslow’s books about self-actualization. It all seems to fit. Yes, I believe that this kind of meditation, DASA Meditation, can help anyone reach the pinnacle of life, the capstone of the hierarchy of needs, Self-Actualization. As for me, these ‘bits of bliss’ keep me moving forward.