07/11/2011 02:06 am ET | Updated Sep 10, 2011

The Deep Positivity of Life

With all of the complexity and seemingly overwhelming problems we face on the planet today -- environmental crisis, economic breakdown, inflated materialism and narcissism, etc -- it's easy to become cynical about change. But there's a deeper source of positivity -- called "Spiritual Self Confidence" -- that can give us an anchor within the inevitable storms of life and awaken in us a powerful sense of meaning and purpose.

This confidence can only be found through awakening to who you are and why you are here at the very deepest level of your being. In the following video, taken from a talk that I gave in Boston earlier this spring, I explain this deeply positive perspective.

Andrew Cohen is a spiritual teacher and founder of the award-winning EnlightenNext magazine. His new book is called Evolutionary Enlightenment: A New Path to Spiritual Awakening. Click here to learn more.