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Surely growth, learning and reaching maturity must be a purpose and have meaning for life:

Maslow provides the hierarchy of needs, leading to Self-Actualization

Covey gives the seven habits, leading to Interdependence

Jung writes about the four stages of adulthood, ending when you realize you are a Spiritual being having a human experience.   The first stage is the athlete, when identification is our physical prowess.  The second stage is the warrior, when we extend our prowess to conquering the world – setting goals, accomplishing things, defeating other people.  The third stage is the statesman, when you try to transcend your ego and begin to ask how you can serve and make this a better place.  Many people get to this stage in their lives, but Jung said the highest stage is the fourth stage.  The fourth stage is the spiritual, when you realize that you’re none of the three things – the athlete,  the warrior or the statesman.  When you realize you are a spiritual being having a human experience (rather than the other way around) your consciousness shifts out of the material world and is able to go into the other world.

 

 

 

 

 

Religion and meaning can be simple – no temples or complicated philosophies.  Our own heart/soul is our temple.  The philosophy is Kindness.

A meaningful life is not being rich, being popular, being highly educated or being perfect.  It is about being real, being humble, being able to share ourselves and touch the lives of others.  It is only then that we can have a full, happy and contented life.

We are visitors on this planet.  We are here for ninety or one hundred years.  During that period, we must try to do something good, something useful, with our lives.  If you contribute to other peoples happiness, you will find the true good, the true meaning of life.   HH the 14th Dalai Lama

 

What we learn as truth in the morning of life – in the afternoon we learn is a lie.

A valid purpose of life is to enjoy.  Often there is too much striving to have time to relax and figure that out.

Ego can make you believe you are separate – from others, from things that will make you happy, from G-d.

The shift to meaning is a chance for you to find a new awareness of you own divinity.