Self Actualization!

Posted by Freddy on Dec-18-2011

Sometimes I wonder, sitting in my cozy little captain’s cabin on board my ship, at myself. How I have evolved both as a mariner as well as a human being, and I can see that after a certain point there are no two lines but just one which holds all my character and my profession in perfect harmony with each other. A mariners’ life from my view point is perfect for a person that I am. So, my nature, my character and my chosen profession gels really well in perfect harmony inasmuch as, I am a born mariner.

Sometime I sit and wonder at all those philanthropic people who give a lot to the society, while expecting nothing in return. They are indeed great souls to be able to do that. I feel miserable when I think I cannot travel that extra mile to the ordinary masses as a mariner. Are people benefitting from me as a human being? What am I supposed to do as a Human? What is the purpose of my life? It was then that I came across the following statement in one of my books.

“A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be. This is the need we may call self-actualization … It refers to man’s desire for fulfillment, namely to the tendency for him to become actually in what he is potentially: to become everything that one is capable of becoming …”

It was like a new light dawning on me. “ Self Actualization” or as better put by the Indians, “ Self Realization” This is what make a person truly happy. I realize that this is possible only in stages. Each stage reveals one aspect of my own character, evolving higher and higher into deeper layers of understanding myself. Each layer of my character is perfect in itself and I am at peace with it. Each time I think about my I feel a lot lighter. And Happier!

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