We do not exist for ourselves. (Thomas Merton)
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Abraham Maslow


(1908 – 1970) Full name: Abraham Harold Maslow. An American psychologist who pioneered humanistic psychology and developed ideas related to a hierarchy of needs (called "Maslow's hierarchy of needs"). He was a psychology professor at Brandeis University, Brooklyn College, New School for Social Research and Columbia University.

A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself.
All the evidence that we have indicates that it is reasonable to assume in practically every human being, and certainly in almost every newborn baby, that there is an active will toward health, an impulse towards growth, or towards the actualization.
But behavior in the human being is sometimes a defense, a way of concealing motives and thoughts, as language can be a way of hiding your thoughts and preventing communication.
Classic economic theory, based as it is on an inadequate theory of human motivation, could be revolutionized by accepting the reality of higher human needs, including the impulse to self actualization and the love for the highest values.
Human beings seem to be far more autonomous and self-governed than modern psychological theory allows for.
If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being, you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life.
Laugh at what you hold sacred, and still hold it sacred.
The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.
What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.
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