Sunday, September 7, 2014

"I told her, 'I don’t want to study what’s wrong with people. I want to study what’s right...When we realize who we are, when we find our highest selves, there are no limits'" -- Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

From Dr. Wayne Dyer's blog (Namaste Dr. Dyer!) ~ *

"There I read an essay by Abraham Maslow called “The Whole Man.” Maslow argued that instead of spending time investigating the behavior and treatment of the most troubled and dysfunctional people, psychologists should take a new tack and study the lives and habits of the self-actualized person. “The study of self-actualized people must be the source of a whole new universal science of psychology,” said Maslow. He had observed a small percentage of people who appeared to live at an exalted level of consciousness—the self-actualized.
By that night when I met with my advisor and mentor Dr. Mildred Peters at Wayne State, I had completely changed my plans for doctoral study. I told her, “I don’t want to study what’s wrong with people. I want to study what’s right.” The only difference I had with Maslow was the idea that only a small percentage of humans were capable of becoming self-actualized. If one person can do it, I thought, then why can’t everyone do it? And so began my course of study into how lives can be made better through self-awareness. When we realize who we are, when we find our highest selves, there are no limits."
http://www.drwaynedyer.com/blog/its-no-accident

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