|Starts:||Sunday 5 March 2017, 15:00:00 [Pacific/Auckland]
|Ends:||Sunday 5 March 2017, 21:38:00 [Pacific/Auckland]
What Humans Must Be, They Can Be. This work I call Self-Actualization.” Every Man Jack
“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best day and night to make you like everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting.” E.E. Cummings, American poet
The Human Potential Movement (HPM) begun in the U.S. in the 1960s, informed by psychologists like Abraham Maslow, Carl Rogers, and Rollo May, I consider holds the most Wisdom for how and why persons on the planet may realistically live their lives most fulfillingly for themselves as well as for others.
The HPM model of the Self-Actualized, Fully Functioning Human Being as articulated by Maslow, Rogers and May is for me the true “Spirituality” that will appeal to those who are able to face Death without resorting to Gods and disembodied Souls—non-material imaginary projections.
I believe Human Beings have the potential to become their own Gods and Governments. I think it is only by doing this that we can create the conditions for peaceful and prosperous Humanity. This revolution in Human Interactions can be best understood by considering the Human Being at birth as a Seed.
Like a Seed, we are each born as an Original Form that contains within it complete all the various transitional Forms and the final Fulfilling Form we can become if Circumstance (environment, conditions, time) permits. In order for this Original Form to Fulfill itself, it must be Informed of its own Form from Birth. This can only be done by an Informative Environment providing the Conditions of Responsible Freedom. Only in such a non-conforming Space can a Form grow into and Fulfill itself as it was born to do by enacting its Autonomy and Authenticity to become its own Authority.
If we are fortunate—and it seems only 1% of us are—then we will have the enabling “Ground” (circumstance) to grow our Being up and out of and through our various transitional Forms into that Final, Fulfilling One of the Integrated Human Person. This is the True Human whose Family is Humanity and who Faces Life and Death without the Co-dependency of Gods and Governments but only with the Interdependency of limited Humans who willingly need and depend on each other through Voluntary Trade of Personal Value.
However, if, as the 99% show, we are sown into a disenabling Ground, then we will grow up Deformed to Conform to the Status Quo of whatever Power Elite group we are located within. We will grow up to believe in and thus perpetuate our slavery to the Gods and Governments we project out of our rejection of taking complete Responsibility for our Freedom.
The Auckland Human Potential Movement Meetup is intended to provide the GROUND of BECOMING for those who are want to be RESPONSIBLY FREE and KNOW THEIR GROW and GROW THEIR KNOW.
The HPM is for those who are courageous enough to want to see the Cage they were born within and forced to conform to and deform themselves in doing so. You can Reform your Deformity by becoming your own God and Government.
Just DO IT with a little help from your Free Friends such as Maslow, Rogers, May and me.
Here is hoping to meet you this Sunday, Feb 12, 3PM at Horse & Trap Bar.
Jack of All Trades as Every Man
There are two Cages HumanUnKind has locked itself within since Consciousness began arising in Individuals, God (Many or One) and Government (from Kings to Democracies).
But since the "Death of God" announced by Nietzsche circa 1900, Government has taken over as the number one Belief most obstructing our Human Potential.
Have a view of this video that puts images to the Anarchist Larkin Rose's eloquent and accurate poem on the true nature of Government as God.
I look forward to your responses here.
Jack as Every Man