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Meaning of Life

10 Big Myths About Your Purpose in Life

Elyse Santilli | Posted 02.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Elyse Santilli

When you commit to living in alignment with your soul and bravely sharing your gifts, you light up, and the whole world benefits from your light.

Why I'd Rather Be 50 Than 25 (And Maybe Even 30)

Ken Budd | Posted 01.31.2016 | Fifty
Ken Budd

Two weeks ago I turned 50. I wondered if I would wake up suddenly wiser, or with osteoporosis, but 50 felt no different than 49 -- which is true of most milestone birthdays. Do you remember turning 10? Of course not. (Though no one made senior citizen jokes when I turned 10.)

The Magic of Life

Swami B.V. Tripurari | Posted 01.25.2016 | Religion
Swami B.V. Tripurari

I believe in myself. I believe that the lights are on, someone is home and that that someone at home with the lights on is me, myself, my self. I believe that I am a real entity, a unit of value and meaning ontologically distinct from the physical world and as such I am not a product of the physical world.

Why Is It Important to Live a Meaningful Life?

Moshe Ratson | Posted 01.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Moshe Ratson

Why is meaning important to life? Because the energy invested in meaning allows you to connect with your deeper purpose. The more you engage wi...

The Meaning of Life: A Parable

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 01.18.2016 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

In a town far away, a young man approached an older man known to be wise. "Sir, I am told that you know the meaning of life. Will you share it with me?" "Yes, my son," the older man said. "Come with me."

How to Find Your Purpose Using Science!

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 01.14.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Gleb Tsipursky

This article first appeared on the blog of Intentional Insights, a nonprofit organization that empowers people to refine and reach their goals by pr...

How To Make The Most Of Your 650,000 Hours On Earth

Ken Budd | Posted 01.12.2016 | Fifty
Ken Budd

Twelve words in a Bill Bryson book changed my friend Ann's life. Ann was 34, living in her native England, and bored by her job as an office manager for a government contractor. Then she read Bryson's book.

Why Pursuing Your Purpose Matters

20 Beautiful Women | Posted 01.07.2016 | Religion
20 Beautiful Women

Purpose is the reason that something or someone is created or exists. Everywhere we turn we can see a flood of authors, speakers, pastors, business leaders, etc. broaching the subject of purpose.

"Mom, Today I Became a Catholic": Analysis of a Teen Conversion

Stafford Betty | Posted 12.16.2015 | Religion
Stafford Betty

About five years ago Natalie Thomson, an attractive, popular, well-adjusted 16-year-old girl made this surprising announcement. It was surprising for...

The Meaning of Life and Death (in Politics)

Uriel Abulof | Posted 12.02.2015 | Politics
Uriel Abulof

Irrational! How else can we explain the conducts of Putin, Netanyahu, Maduro, Jammeh, Kim Jong-un, Tsipras and ISIS? But to understand both the lure of "irrational" leaders and ideologies and the troubles of western liberalism, we must grasp people's subjective rationales.

Why All College Students Should Be Asking The Big Questions

The Huffington Post | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 10.30.2015 | Religion

Over the last two years, Evgenia Cherkasova, an associate professor of philosophy at Boston's Suffolk University, has taught the university’s f...

What Is the Meaning of Life for You?

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 10.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Gleb Tsipursky

(image credit) This article first appeared on the blog of Intentional Insights, a nonprofit organization that empowers people to refine and reach th...

Recurring Dream Changed My Waking Life

Sari Sheehan | Posted 09.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Sari Sheehan

The most significant was a recurring dream that spanned 12 years. The tiger dream started when I was 6 years old and concluded just before I turned 18. This dream had such an impact on my life that it propelled me forward in a way I could only have imagined.

The Shock

Pia de Jong | Posted 09.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Pia de Jong

He finds it a challenge to guide them, as best as he can, toward the things that matter: smell, touch, food, art, love, friendship. Eleven thousand volts jolted BJ Miller to life.

How To Live A More Meaningful Life

Peter Field | Posted 09.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Peter Field

Above all else, experiencing a meaningful life means living in the moment, while connecting the past, the present, and the future. Doing so gives us a clearer idea of where we need to go in light of where we have been.

After They Died, I Found My Purpose

Jill Sullivan Grueter | Posted 09.11.2015 | Impact
Jill Sullivan Grueter

Right now, I have six applications on my desk from animal rescue organizations in desperate need of help. Each one of them is unique -- yet, the urgency is the same. Their facilities are on the verge of collapse or closure. And, without the buildings -- what happens to the animals they rescue and save?

Evolution Will Change How You See the World

Lawrence Rifkin | Posted 09.10.2015 | Science
Lawrence Rifkin

When the idea of evolution sinks in - really sinks in - evolution hits home with power and an emotional rush.

Making the Shift from Ambition to Meaning

Mike Robbins | Posted 09.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

The unexpected passing of Dr. Wayne Dyer has had a big impact on me. He was an amazing teacher who inspired me (and millions of others) for many years.

Come Dream With Me...

Jamie Scanlon | Posted 09.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Jamie Scanlon

I've always been a vivid dreamer, both when I am asleep and when I am awake, and have always felt there to be a lot of meaning behind the dream state....

The Art of Being Alive Series: The Problem with Meaning (NOT!)

Adedayo Fashanu | Posted 08.28.2015 | World
Adedayo Fashanu

The subject of meaningfulness is one that keeps getting me excited to explore. I think the issue of meaning is that it is the backbone for life and it cannot not be discussed. Who has ever gone through a situtaion and asked themselves WHY?

These Lovely Illustrations Are Proof There's Beauty Outside Our Phones

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Scholl | Posted 07.30.2015 | Healthy Living

When was the last time you truly took in your surroundings? It's no secret that we can sometimes become slaves to our smartphones, which makes unplugg...

Measuring Your Happiness Using the Most Important Concept in Positive Psychology

David Sze | Posted 08.05.2015 | Healthy Living
David Sze

Subjective well-being is the primary way Positive Psychology researchers have defined and measured people's happiness and well-being.

Maslow: The 12 Characteristics of a Self-Actualized Person

David Sze | Posted 08.01.2015 | Healthy Living
David Sze

Abraham Maslow is the leading figure in the tradition of humanistic psychology and the modern Positive Psychology movement owes a huge debt to his...

Money and Happiness? It's Complicated

David Sze | Posted 08.10.2015 | Healthy Living
David Sze

Increases in income cause happiness to grow only up until a certain point, the point at which basic needs are met. Above this point, increased income does not contribute to more happiness. Well, the story is slightly more complicated than that.

'Tranquilized by Trivia'

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 07.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

The above quote by the 19th century Danish Philosopher, Soren Kierkegaard, was a reaction to his own times, likely, unaware of how prophetic the state...