self-realization

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self-re·al·i·za·tion

(sĕlf′rē′ə-lĭ-zā′shən)
n.
The development or fulfillment of one's potential.

self-realization

n
the realization or fulfilment of one's own potential or abilities

self′-realiza′tion



n.
the fulfillment of one's potential.
[1870–75]
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Noun1.self-realization - the fulfillment of your capacities
fulfillment, fulfilment - the act of consummating something (a desire or promise etc)
Translations

self-realization

n autorrealización f
References in classic literature ?
To receive that science it is necessary to purify and renew one's inner self, and so before one can know, it is necessary to believe and to perfect one's self.
Look then at thy inner self with the eyes of the spirit, and ask thyself whether thou art content with thyself.
But I loved Joe - perhaps for no better reason in those early days than because the dear fellow let me love him - and, as to him, my inner self was not so easily composed.
I remember what a beautiful sylph she looked to me as the low November sun shone on her blond hair, and she tripped along teasing me with her usual light banter, to which I listened half fondly, half moodily; it was all the sign Bertha's mysterious inner self ever made to me.
I had shunned my father more than any one since our return home, for the radical antipathy between our natures made my insight into his inner self a constant affliction to me.
My chief feeling was satisfaction that her inner self was once more shut out from me; and I almost revelled for the moment in the absent melancholy that made me answer her at cross purposes, and betray utter ignorance of what she had been saying.
He longed to get out of the room, but he was a little ashamed before his inner self, as well as before his uncle, to run away immediately after pocketing the money.
Her lips parted in sudden awe and wonder at the strange revealment of her inner self that was being laid bare before her consciousness.
At all events, I hope I have something impressible within me, which feels- -deeply feels--the disinterestedness of your painfully laying your inner self bare, as a warning to me.
But if he had made up his mind to put up with this sort of life for a while, it was only on the plain understanding with his inner self that he would very soon change it all, and have things as he chose again.
The bland surface of her ladyship appeared smoothly once more; drawn back, as it were, over the hidden inner self, which it had left for the moment exposed to view.
On this day people observe Maun Vrat, in which they dedicate and try connecting to one's inner self to God.