[self-ree-uh-luh-zey-shuh n, self-]
- the fulfillment of one's potential.
Origin of self-realization
First recorded in 1870–75
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Examples from the Web for self-realization
But Burroughs is after something more than self-realization.American Dreams, 1953: ‘Junky’ by William S. Burroughs
June 27, 2013
Not knowledge or information, but self-realization, is the goal.The Child and the Curriculum</p>
Not knowledge or information, but self-realization is the goal.The Child in the Midst
Mary Schauffler Labaree
Desire for expansion, for "self-realization," is its motive.How We Think
"Self-realization" we considered to be the primary duty of every man and woman.
Self-realization, that was in our eyes the whole duty of man.
- the realization or fulfilment of one's own potential or abilities
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Word Origin and History for self-realization
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