Definitions: (1) fully awake, enlightened; (2) in a real state of existence; achieved; complete; (3) to understand fully; to apprehend

• While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obligated to realize and remember that everyone else and everything else are also God’s creation. — Maya Angelou [born Marguerite Annie Johnson] (1928-2014) American poet
• God can be realized through all paths. All religions are true. The important thing is to reach the roof. You can reach it by stone stairs or by wooden stairs or by a rope. You can also climb up by a bamboo pole. — Ramakrishna Paramahamsa [born Gadadhar Chatterjee] (1836–1886) Indian Hindu mystic

Comment: Final realization of one’s full personality is a distant potential. All realized souls know they have only reached a relative plateau.