Agency

A Quote by M. Scott Peck on love, choice, agency, action, and intention

Love is as love does. Love is an act of will--namely, both an intention and an action. Will also implies choice. We do not have to love. We choose to love.

M. Scott Peck

Source: Quoted in "All About Love" by bell hooks

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin on communion, agency, bodhisattva friendship, bodhisangha, evolutionary longing, and evolution of consciousness

There is almost a sensual longing for communion with others who have a large vision. The immense fulfillment of the friendship between those engaged in furthering the evolution of consciousness has a quality impossible to describe.

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881 - 1955)

Source: http://www.evolutionarynexus.org/2ndEvolutionarySalon?from=100

Contributed by: Duri

A Quote by Abraham H. Maslow on peak experience, self-actualization, fulfillment, and agency

The person in peak-experiences feels himself, more than other times, to be the responsible, active, creating center of his activities and of his perceptions. He feels more like a prime-mover, more self-determined (rather than caused, determined, helpless, dependent, passive, weak, bossed). He feels himself to be his own boss, fully responsible, fully volitional, with more “free-will” than at other times, master of his fate, an agent.

Abraham Maslow (1908 - 1970)

Source: Toward a Psychology of Being, 3rd Edition, Pages: 118

Contributed by: Jessica

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