archaic: to make full: fill
2 (a): to put into effect: execute; (b): to meet the requirements of (a business order); (c): to bring to an end; (d): to measure up to: satisfy
3 (a): to convert into reality; (b): to develop the full potentialities of

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Fulfill (v.): Old English fullfyllan “fill up” (a room, a ship, etc.), “make full; take the place of (something),” from full, here perhaps with a sense of “completion” + fyllan (fill, which is ultimately from the same root).  Used from mid-13th century in reference to prophecy (probably translating Latin implereadimplere).  From mid-13th century as “do, perform; carry out, consummate, carry into effect;” from c. 1300 as “complete, finish; satiate, satisfy, gratify.”  Modern English combinations with full tend to have it at the end of the word (-ful), but this is a recent development and in Old English it was more common at the start, i.e., fulsome.

Source: etymonline.com


"When we learn new behaviors and break through to higher levels of consciousness and love, we can fulfill the deeper spiritual hunger within."

Judith Wright (1915 – 2000, Australian poet, environmentalist and campaigner for Aboriginal land rights)

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"Fame doesn't fulfill you. It warms you a bit, but that warmth is temporary."

Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962, actress and businesswoman, who overcame a difficult childhood to become the world's most enduring sex symbols)

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"We come into relationships often very much identified with our needs. I need this, I need security, I need refuge, I need friendship. And all of relationships are symbiotic in that sense. We come together because we fulfill each others' needs at some level or other."

Ram Dass (b. 1931, spiritual teacher and author)

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"Love alone is capable of uniting living beings in such a way as to complete and fulfill them, for it alone takes them and joins them by what is deepest in themselves."

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955, psychologist and paleontologist)

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“There are hundreds of stories I've heard from black women from my generation, generations before me, and the next, that have never been given an opportunity to fulfill their dreams.”

Misty Copeland (b. 1982, first African American Female Principal Dancer with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre company, one of the three leading classical ballet companies in the U.S.)

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"If any organism fails to fulfill its potentialities, it becomes sick."

William James (1842 – 1910, American philosopher and psychologist who trained as a physician; first educator to offer a psychology course in the United States)

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“Let each know that for each the body, the mind and the soul have been freed to fulfill themselves.” 

Nelson Mandela (1918 – 2013, South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist, who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999)

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“If any organism fails to fulfill its potentialities, it becomes sick.”

William James


Have you ever stood at one of Life’s crossroads, in tears and bewildered about what to do next?

During those times, every cell in our bodies seems to scream with unforeseen desires to rise to another level of being and consciousness.

If we don’t listen our bodies’ sirens and warnings systems will blare loudly, and we will suffer, sometimes necessarily.

We will then know that our work, as human beings, are to keep the pace (whether fast, moderate, or slow, and to be willing to somehow fulfill Life’s Mysterious Directives.

If not, we may become saddened and withdrawn, risking our individualized emotional, spiritual, and physical wellbeing.

That’s why mindfulness practices, especially those we choose and enjoy personally, are vital and important.  These mind, body, and spirit modalities connect and deepen our relationships with ourselves, initiating more meaningful and fulfilling lives.

Stay vigilante, sojourners, to The Mystery and to the stunning wonders of our world.

Miraculously Yours, Tonya



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