Chapter 21 – Vision, goals and meaning

 

Living a meaningful life, feeling that we fulfill a function, that our life ”matters”, makes our life force bloom.

In quantum physics and Eastern teachings, we gain the insight that we live in a conscious and intelligent universe – a meaningful universe. And because we are all part of this meaningful universe, there is quite likely also a meaning to our own, individual life. If I am part of everything – I am also part of the meaning of everything.

If we are all co-creators of everything that takes form, and together we create the world now, it is also important to understand the purpose of my own life, to find my own individual meaning. What is my role, what is my unique contribution to shaping this world. What can I give and what do I want to give? What I do with my talent is my gift to life.

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True needs

I Could Do Anything, If I Only Knew What It Was … is the name of a book by Barbara Sher, author and career consultant, and this title well illustrates our dilemma and our restlessness, when we wonder what we should do with our lives.

The type of activity-focused society we currently see, with its ”quick experiences”, will probably soon be followed by a society where we will look to deepen our experiences, instead of chasing on the surface. A longing to live following our genuine needs and be part of something bigger than ourselves. Genuine self-esteem and self-knowledge is rooted in the Self (and has nothing to do with either ego or performance) and in contact with the Self, we can begin to see what wants to be expressed through us – let our “doing” spring out of “being”.

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Conscious choices

Conscious choices lead to conscious development. Our choices become our reality, our identity and together they form our life. Every choice I make is also a valuation of myself. What I am today is the sum of all my choices to this point, and I would do well to ask myself which of my choices correspond to my fundamental values.

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Synchronicity

Many of us have probably experienced that when we start to follow our inner voice and yearning, strange things start to happen. We are helped by seemingly random events. We meet the person who can answer a certain question; books are put in our hands and so on.

The term synchronicity was coined by C. G. Jung, who dedicated a large part of his life to researching the connections between people and events that are not apparent in the physical world, but which seem to exist on a deeper level. Jung defines synchronicity as ”a meaningful coincidence of two or more events, where something other than the probability of chance is involved”.

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Chapter 21 – Vision, goals and meaning

Living a meaningful life, feeling that we fulfill a function, that our life ”matters”, makes our life force bloom. In quantum physics and Eastern teachings, we gain the insight that we live in a conscious and intelligent universe – a meaningful universe. And because we are all part of this meaningful universe, there is quite likely also a meaning to our own, individual life. If I am part of everything – I am also part of the meaning of everything. If we are all co-creators of everything that takes form, and together we create the world now, it is also important to understand the purpose of my own life, to find my own individual meaning. What is my role, what is my unique contribution to shaping this world. What can I give and what do I want to give? What I do with my talent is my gift to life. * * * True needs I Could Do Anything, If I Only Knew What It Was … is the name of a book by Barbara Sher, author and career consultant, and this title well illustrates our dilemma and our restlessness, when we wonder what we should do with our lives. The type of activity-focused society we currently see, with its ”quick experiences”, will probably soon be followed by a society where we will look to deepen our experiences, instead of chasing on the surface. A longing to live following our genuine needs and be part of something bigger than ourselves. Genuine self-esteem and self-knowledge is rooted in the Self (and has nothing to do with either ego or performance) and in contact with the Self, we can begin to see what wants to be expressed through us – let our “doing” spring out of “being”. * * * Conscious choices Conscious choices lead to conscious development. Our choices become our reality, our identity and together they form our life. Every choice I make is also a valuation of myself. What I am today is the sum of all my choices to tChapter 21 – Vision, goals and meaning Living a meaningful life, feeling that we fulfill a function, that our life ”matters”, makes our life force bloom. In quantum physics and Eastern teachings, we gain the insight that we live in a conscious and intelligent universe – a meaningful universe. And because we are all part of this meaningful universe, there is quite likely also a meaning to our own, individual life. If I am part of everything – I am also part of the meaning of everything. If we are all co-creators of everything that takes form, and together we create the world now, it is also important to understand the purpose of my own life, to find my own individual meaning. What is my role, what is my unique contribution to shaping this world. What can I give and what do I want to give? What I do with my talent is my gift to life. * * * True needs I Could Do Anything, If I Only Knew What It Was … is the name of a book by Barbara Sher, author and career consultant, and this title well illustrates our dilemma and our restlessness, when we wonder what we should do with our lives. The type of activity-focused society we currently see, with its ”quick experiences”, will probably soon be followed by a society where we will look to deepen our experiences, instead of chasing on the surface. A longing to live following our genuine needs and be part of something bigger than ourselves. Genuine self-esteem and self-knowledge is rooted in the Self (and has nothing to do with either ego or performance) and in contact with the Self, we can begin to see what wants to be expressed through us – let our “doing” spring out of “being”. * * * Conscious choices Conscious choices lead to conscious development. Our choices become our reality, our identity and together they form our life. Every choice I make is also a valuation of myself. What I am today is the sum of all my choices to this point, and I would do well to ask myself which of my choices correspond to my fundamental values. * * * Synchronicity Many of us have probably experienced that when we start to follow our inner voice and yearning, strange things start to happen. We are helped by seemingly random events. We meet the person who can answer a certain question; books are put in our hands and so on. The term synchronicity was coined by C. G. Jung, who dedicated a large part of his life to researching the connections between people and events that are not apparent in the physical world, but which seem to exist on a deeper level. Jung defines synchronicity as ”a meaningful coincidence of two or more events, where something other than the probability of chance is involved”. * * * his point, and I would do well to ask myself which of my choices correspond to my fundamental values. * * * Synchronicity Many of us have probably experienced that when we start to follow our inner voice and yearning, strange things start to happen. We are helped by seemingly random events. We meet the person who can answer a certain question; books are put in our hands and so on. The term synchronicity was coined by C. G. Jung, who dedicated a large part of his life to researching the connections between people and events that are not apparent in the physical world, but which seem to exist on a deeper level. Jung defines synchronicity as ”a meaningful coincidence of two or more events, where something other than the probability of chance is involved”. * * *