I am revisiting an online course presented by the oh so beautiful to listen to Jean Houston, titled “Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose” and I have been reminded that this is where I first heard the term “entelechy” in all its rich and magnificent glory! Jean defines the word Entelechy as “the deep purpose that guides your becoming“.
In one of her exercises Jean writes “The Essential Self knows the possible paths our life may take and wants to help us choose the best ones. It knows how to turn imagination into reality and make the life we live fulfilling and creative. Above all, it knows why we are here and what we yet can do; where we can go and why we need to go there”.
As I write and review my goals for 2014, tapping into this essence will feature prominently. When I can stop, and really listen, I get glimpses of my Entelechy. My aim now is to convert these glimpses into my permanent view. Incredibly exciting!