The first method for Self-actualization is to do whatever you are doing consciously. Do not ever do anything in a "sleep-state", or with non-attention. Do everything consciously. For example, "I am sitting consciously. I have a key in my pocket. I leave the key on the table. Ten days later I will know where the key is.
Try to do all of your actions consciously. Once I asked a girl why she was frequently jerking her shoulder. She did not know. These are unconscious actions.
Whatever you are doing, do it consciously with all of your heart, mind, and love. If you are writing a letter, write it consciously. Walk consciously, sit consciously, speak consciously. Consciously put your body in the right place at the right time and then sleep. If you consciously sleep, after you enter sleep you are conscious. Have you had that experience?
Try to perform all actions consciously. Observe yourself. Daily be conscious of how you are walking. Once I asked a man, "Why are you walking like an elephant?" He replied, "I walk nicely." He did not realize that he was not walking correctly.
Start being aware of how you are walking, how you are sitting, how you are eating. This is very important. Observe how you are washing the laundry, how you are ironing, or how you cut your finger when you were chopping potatoes. Your finger went under the knife because you were not conscious.
Try to be conscious in whatever you are doing. When you exercise this technique, many aspects of your life will change. You will be conscious and Self-actualized in the physical plane.
Self-Actualization and Self-Mastery