self-realization

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

self- +‎ realization

Noun[edit]

self-realization (countable and uncountable, plural self-realizations)

  1. The fulfillment of ones own abilities or capacities.
  2. The direct experience of being, in relation to one's inner nature as an unbounded creator of one's reality.
  3. A realization about oneself
    1934, comment by Abdullah Yusuf Ali on Sura 38 verse 24 of the Qur'an
    Judged by the highest standard of those nearest to God, the thought of self-pride and self-righteousness had to be washed off from him [King David] by his own act of self-realisation and repentance.