Black Poetry : self-actualization

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by thepoetsean, Mar 29, 2003.

  1. thepoetsean

    thepoetsean Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i'm happy with me

    i used ta
    wish i was lighter complected and
    juss a lil' heavier but
    i
    came to terms with me--
    and
    looked i'm the mirror one day
    loving
    what i saw...

    sometimes intimacy--
    is just being
    satified with me--
    one should seek--
    happiness in thy self-
    before
    they can find happiness in someone else
    sometimes
    i
    just need me
    i surround myself in me--
    and
    love the slience that
    my thoughts bring me to--

    i have
    self-actualized.

    (imhappywithme)
    :)
     
  2. Moses the Poet

    Moses the Poet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    That's right!
    Embrace that one in the mirror who the Creator made with foresight and vision.
    Self actualization is something else. The tongue holds the power of life and death. I'm all about speaking LIFE on myself.

    I hear you, poet. That was a great one.

    Andrew
     
  3. skrybe7

    skrybe7 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Maslow, right? You said a mouthful here.
    Maslow's hierarchy of needs theory where the term comes from.
    what strikes me most about this is when people are deprived of
    the bottom tiers or levels it is near impossible to achieve the next level let alone self-actualization where all the "higher thinking" is sposed to take place. It's like when you're hungry, chances are you ain't thinkin' bout world peace or the aestetics of architecture or ethics or poetry etc... Think about the effects on a whole group of people below the poverty level and how they get by...
    feel me?

    self actualization
    esteem(liking one's self)
    love(community, belonging)
    safety(security, no imenant danger)
    Phisiological(food, water, air, shelter, etc.)



    Peace to ya!
     
  4. thepoetsean

    thepoetsean Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    thank you guys for the replies...I really appreciate it.

    sean.perkins
     
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    Dream Weaver Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    And all is well with your soul...



    I'm just sayin...
     
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    StarGoddess Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    oooooooooooooo.................

    im glad your happy with you suga....

    hell..........

    i been diggin ya all along!! ;)

    nice flow
     
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    j'hiah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    in God's presence, l find me.

    nicely done. :toast:
     
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    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    True happiness definitely begins with self. Too many look for it in other people to fill that void. Few people seek true self-actualization. enjoy the journey brother. I'm enjoying mine. Well done.

    peace
     
  9. vivacious vixen

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    self-realization (an extension of “Self-actualization”)

    I use 2…

    wish I was more complex and
    juss a lil bit thinner
    a lil’ bit older
    a lil bit wiser

    but i

    came to realize my self

    realized who I was and
    who I am now and
    who I can become

    juss layin there lookin at self
    luvin self
    realizing self
    is
    the greatest part of me
    because it entails all of me
    its the most unique part of me
    because its all me

    realizing self
    realizing beauty
    realizing strength
    realizing talent
    realizing brilliance
    realizing intelligence
    realizing self

    realizing
    only a fool could
    hurt this self
    hate this self
    abuse this self
    repel this self

    realizing
    all the things I already knew
    but didn’t understand
    or juss forgot

    realizing self

    self-realization

    (i'm happy with me to)

    nice flow. we all need to learn to be happy with ourselves.

    ;)
     
  10. poeticdelight

    poeticdelight Member MEMBER

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    alright poetsean

    :toast:

    keep writing

    one

    pd

    :heart:
     
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