Our lives seem to lack direction! We just don’t understand the meaning & purpose of our life. So, we can wander aimlessly. We get trapped in the material world, with its temporary pleasures & tempting distractions. Is it just about competition & survival of the fittest? CONTEMPLATE THE TRUE PURPOSE OF YOUR LIFE! The discussion below is an opportunity for you to START this important INNER process. Seeking your true purpose is an important part of personal development and your
What is Truth? Where does Truth reside? This enquiry might at first seem esoteric or strange. But ‘this understanding’ is very important! So, hang in there! Let’s first establish what we mean by this ‘Truth’ with a capital ‘T’. What we’re talking about is a fixed Reality, a permanent reference point. ‘The Truth’ means having a TRUE REALITY & true reference point! One that is precise, permanent & universal? One that would likely apply everywhere in the entire Cosmos… That’s a
Sometimes we glimpse the potential benefit of changing our life. Then doubts arise: Should we attempt changing? Will it really succeed? Is it worth the effort? What problems will it produce? OUR DOUBT, DISTRUST AND EVEN CYNICISM CAN SURFACE! Often, we don’t fully accept it’s worth the effort or the risk involved. Or, we don’t really believe we can achieve this. We don't trust the process. Sometimes we foresee potential problems in changing. As a result, WE CAN BECOME UNCE
We miss out on so much in life… because we attach or ‘grasp too tightly’. We become ‘attached’ in some way to people or material things. We have become habituated or addicted to living this way. We have become ‘addicted to life!’ Background information on this theme is available in Part 1 and Part 2 of this blog. In Part 3 we now continue a discussion of ‘what we miss out on’ and why we miss out? WE CHOOSE TO POSSESS OR ‘HAVE THINGS’, RATHER THAN ‘JUST BE’ OUR TRUE SELF.
WE YEARN FOR INNER-PEACE… Inwardly we long for inner contentment & fulfillment in our lives. This state can ONLY be ACHIEVED THROUGH SELF-REALIZATION & TRUE SELF-EXPRESSION. This means understanding our inner-most needs & releasing our true potential. A different way of conveying this concept is that:
Lasting happiness and inner peace can only be generated from deep within our self, not from the outside world. FINALLY, SOME OF US SEE THIS TRUTH. Some achieve this realizatio
Some of us have had a major life crisis. Many more of us instead experience a CHRONIC DISSATISFACTION…A SLOW SUFFERING! Some in this ‘dissatisfied’ category view their life as ‘predominantly unsatisfactory’. They experience CONSTANT LOW-GRADE STRESS OR INNER TURMOIL. A crisis in slow motion! A bigger subgroup of dissatisfied people just ‘ lack inner peace’… They’re NOT FULLY CONTENT and CAN’T FIND FULFILLMENT in their lives. They don’t understand the meaning of life and the
A crisis in our lives may be a good thing, even ‘a blessing’. This is the next life lesson (No.36): CRISES ARE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR CHANGE Crises give us an invitation to stop our usual ways. It’s also an incentive to make a significant change. A crisis gives us A CHANCE TO REDIRECT OUR LIFE. At times of crisis, there is an opportunity to RECONNECT WITH OUR INNER NEEDS. To productively channel them outwards instead of just holding them back. We can finally unleash that deep d
For so many of us, life FEELS LIKE A CONSTANT STRUGGLE. It’s a daily battle, just ‘to survive’. We try hard to do what’s expected of us or do even more! What we don’t realize is that by just CARRYING ON IN OUR USUAL WAY, we deny ourselves so much. Usually we just conform to OUR PRIOR SOCIAL CONDITIONING. We became trapped in these HABITUAL PATTERNS. However, we sacrifice an important part of our real self in this process. We sabotage our true inner desires and needs. This
What can happen if we keep denying our inner needs and our need for unique expression? This leads to an important life lesson, No. 21: RESISTING INNER SELF-EXPRESSION CAUSES UN-EASE. The IMMEDIATE RESULT of deferring or denying this deep need for self-expression is UN-ease. If not recognized and corrected this leads to DIS-order and then can become DIS-ease. Initially we ignore our UN-ease or distract ourselves from the discomfort. This becomes the low-grade dissatisfactio
A Personal Crisis or Chronic Dissatisfaction? - WHAT A MESS!
We’ve probably all had some experience with a crisis in life. Maybe this was through someone we knew. Perhaps it was personally experienced. We can thus imagine or personally know what it feels like…
A CRISIS CAN FEEL QUITE OVERWHELMING. IT’S LIKE WE’RE IN A REAL MESS. The way out may not be immediately apparent. We can feel confused and even lost. Maybe someone we know is going through a crisis right now. Or perha
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OUTWARDLY WE CAN APPEAR SO CONFIDENT AND SO SUCCESSFUL.
Others might see us as being clever, in control, polished or even slick. This is just our ‘mask’. Our ‘mask’ of practiced responses and ingrained habits. INWARDLY WE CAN FEEL SO EMPTY AND SO UNFULFILLED. Deep within, we feel unhappy and discontent. Inside ourselves, we can be in dire need and facing inner turmoil. WE YEARN FOR DEEP INNER PEACE. We have not yet found what we truly need. WE HAVE NOT FOUND OUR TRUE PURPOS
We miss out on so much in life because we grasp it all so tightly, and guard it so intensely. For added security, like a precious painting, we even lock it away out of view. We HIDE AWAY that same Beauty that gave it its value. By doing this, WE DENY OURSELVES THE LASTING HAPPINESS OF SHARING SUCH BEAUTY WITH ALL OTHERS. We also no longer can easily see it! We limit ourselves or others to temporary pleasures or fleeting glimpses of our prize, for we fear it being taken. Wi
Welcome to The New Age and this ‘BRAVE NEW WORLD’... Our easy access to high knowledge and global mass communication should have set us free. We should have all become experts on life! Unfortunately, so many of us have instead become EXPERTS AT CRITISIZING! Even more dangerous than becoming critics, we have become cynical. We are now CYNICS, pretending to be objective critics. It’s NOT critical and analytical JUDGEMENT that’s the issue. It’s that we have become CRITICAL in a