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Posts tagged ‘meaning’

Pale Blue Dot

This cartoon continues on with this week’s theme of life purpose or finding meaning in life. I think you will find it relevant, and it certainly helps to put everything into better perspective.

Pale Blue Dot

Having Trouble Finding Your Life Purpose?

Today I want to talk about a topic that I am passionate about – helping people find their true calling. I truly believe that we are all unique and that we all have our own unique contribution to make on this amazing planet. Some of us find this calling easily, while others struggle to discover it. If you are struggling to find your own unique purpose then I hope that one of these fabulous goodies will help you onto the path of your own unique destiny.

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Navigating Stuckness

Navigating Stuckness is the most inspiring story I have read for a long time. Written by Jonathan Harris, it tells of his life journey from  painter through to tool maker.  It’s a story of following your bliss and of staying in the flow of life. It’s beautifully written, and Jonathan has split his life into coherent chapters, reminding us that every day is a sentence for the current chapter we’re in. I have to admit that I was surprised to find that for one that has lived such a full life, Jonathan is still quite young.

This paragraph jumped out at me:

In life, you will become known for doing what you do. That sounds obvious, but it’s profound. If you want to be known as someone who does a particular thing, then you must start doing that thing immediately. Don’t wait. There is no other way. It probably won’t make you money at first, but do it anyway. Work nights. Work weekends. Sleep less. Whatever you have to do. If you’re lucky enough to know what brings you bliss, then do that thing at once. If you do it well, and for long enough, the world will find ways to repay you.

If you are feeling stuck or if you’re looking for a bit of inspiration then Navigating Stuckness is well worth a read.

6 Rules for Creative Sanity

Wilhelm Reich was a student of Freud’s and a pioneer of early psychoanalysis. In a journal entry dated June 7, 1948, Reich lists his six necessary conditions for creative sanity — it is his aspirational blueprint to the secret of happiness and the life of purpose.

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8 Ways to Find More Meaning at Work

What are the sources of meaningful experiences at work? Check out this article for a list of what creates meaning at work. Of course, it’s different strokes for different folks, but see what resonates for you.

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Death and Dying

I know, I know, you are wondering how on earth I could consider death an inspiring topic. But it can be, really!

The following three articles inspired me, and I hope that they also inspire you.

Are You Living Your Eulogy Or Your Resume? – Written by Arianna Huffington

Have you noticed that when people die, their eulogies celebrate life very differently from the way we define success in our everyday existence? Huffington Post is just one media agency that is redefining success beyond money and power to include well-being, wisdom and our ability to wonder and to give. This article is a reminder not to get so caught up in work that you forget the things and people that are most important.

What A Wake Means

This blog post by Pandit Bhikku inspired me this week. Pandit asks you to consider whether you are living a life that is having a positive or negative impact on others. And are you considering how far reaching your actions can be? Definitely worth a read.

Top Five Regrets of the Dying

When people are faced with their own mortality they become very clear about what is and isn’t important in life. And it seems that the regrets of those nearing their end are very similar. This article includes five reminders of what is important in life.