Ultimate Fulfillment 44

by Christopher Lovejoy on February 8, 2015

A lot came at me (and to me) this past week and it was all I could do to keep up.

I have been getting a rather distinct feeling that I can have anything I wish – anything – but … “just be careful what you wish for”, because you just might not have the wherewithal to handle it.

Notwithstanding everything that I’ve been through this past week, I remain optimistic that an intention to realize (or at least approach) the ultimate in personal fulfillment can be made manifest (even ordained in concert with Source Consciousness) with the requisite wherewithal.

Wherewithal: now there’s a funny sounding word. Popular in the early to mid 1800s, this Victorian word captures an essential meaning, even if its connotation is decidedly financial, involving as it does the use of money, cash, capital, finances, or funds, and with a meaning that places emphasis on the practical dimension of daily life: “wherewithal: the money or other means needed for a particular purpose”.

Here’s my take on the meaning of this word, tweaked slightly to suit my taste: “any means sufficient to realize a purpose”. What is sufficient to realize the ultimate in personal fulfillment?

In my resource for coming to terms with fate (I did manage to add some content for this week), I find it interesting, even fascinating, that I would use the subject matter of fate as a platform to articulate (clearly) and implement (wisely) the wherewithal to approach the ultimate in personal fulfillment.

Speaking of resources, I found two of them this past week that hold promise for the wherewithal of which I speak. The first one is a comprehensive conceptual framework, entitled Optimal Living 101, that favors egocentric entitlement (in the best sense), and although it tends to suppress the shadow side of life (as egocentric entitlement is wont to do), it nevertheless seems open to observing, if not exploring, the darker features of human life and what happens when human need goes unmet.

The second one is more personal to me as an INFP thinker, author, writer, artist, blogger, and poet, having me explore and question the health of my quest for convergence and certainty.

For me, the key takeaway of this resource is that, yes, a quest to converge on certainty is healthy, provided I take the time to cultivate, through each and every modality of Type (Introverting and Extroverting, iNtuiting and Sensing, Thinking and Feeling, Judging and Perceiving), the necessary and sufficient conditions to acquire and maintain certainty in the face of reasonable doubt.

This cautionary posture is especially relevant to approaching the ultimate in personal fulfillment. As and when I transcend my personality type, I am that much more open to other points of view, to being available to other points of view on what constitutes a realization of the ultimate in personal fulfillment.

Note: my evolving outline on the ultimate in personal fulfillment can now be found here, accessible from the nav menu under “Be Here Now”. I’ll be sure to inform readers of any updates.

Next: Ultimate Fulfillment 45

Note: this ever growing perspective began here: Ultimate Perspective


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