Human Potential

From The SpiritWiki

The phrase Human Potential refers to the the innate capacities, abilities, and possibilities that reside within each person. It encompasses the totality of an individual's physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual capabilities, which can be developed and maximized over a lifetime.

Related LP Terms

Human Potential > Individual Potential, Lightning Path Human Development Framework, Species Potential

Non-LP Related Terms

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Human potential may be broken into Individual Potential and Species Potential .

According to the Lightning Path Human Development Framework, actuation full potential requires Sufficient Satisfaction of the Seven Essential Needs, from birth through old age.

There is, of course, the important question of "What is full human potential?" That's hard to tell because the human species has never enjoyed an optimal environment and, what's worse, the Accumulating Class have been suppressing potential for thousands and thousands of years.

Abraham Maslow provided some speculations.[1]


  1. Maslow, A. H. “The Farthest Reaches of Human Nature.” The Journal of Transpersonal Psychology 1, no. 1 (1969): 1–9.