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So I asked it again: What else do you want from life? How will you find or achieve this happiness? I asked. I assured him that his desire for happiness was natural and normal and that we would talk about it later in our discussion—but that comes a little later in this book.
A young woman said, A man to share my life with. I asked her, as I had asked the young man earlier, if she had succeeded in locating one. How will I know he is the one? Not that these things are not considerations.
All too often gifts are only excuses and apologies for not giving the only true gift—ourselves. When you are wondering if he really is the one for you, consider this one idea: You deserve to be cherished. Not just loved. We held eye contact for a moment or two, her eyes began to well with tears, and I knew she understood. Now, the room was filled with a profound silence as I asked the question again: What else do you want from life?
After a few moments of that silence a crowd exudes when it is almost exhausted of input, a young lady said, I want to travel. I encouraged her to travel as early in her adult life as possible, explaining that "travel opens our minds to different cultures, philosophies, and worldviews. Travel opens our hearts to the people of foreign lands and their different traditions and creeds. Travel dissolves the stains of prejudice that infect our hearts and societies.
Money spent on travel is money well spent on an education that you will never receive from a book or in a classroom. Now, I asked the question one more time: What do you want from life? But the crowd was quiet, and exhausted, and still. In less than twenty minutes, eighty-four high school seniors had become exhausted of their hopes, dreams, plans, and ambitions for the future.
If that was not completely true, then whatever they had failed to share was either not worth sharing or they lacked the confidence to share it. Seven students had been able to summarize the dreams of all eighty-four. Was I still in the land of infinite dreams and opportunities? I wondered. If I had asked them to tell me what was wrong with the education system, our discussion might have lasted for hours.
If I had asked them about their favorite sporting highlight, or television sitcom, the discussion might have lasted all day. Have we become more interested in spectator sports and television sitcoms than in our own future? It constantly amazes me that men and women wander the earth marveling at the highest mountains, the deepest oceans, the whitest sands, the most exotic islands, the most intriguing birds of the air and fish of the sea—and all the time never stop to marvel at themselves and realize their infinite potential as human beings.
More people have access to education today than ever before. But I cannot help but feel that the modern educational experience is not preparing us adequately to attend the rich banquet of life.
Certainly the young people of today have mastered the use of technology and are capable of solving complex scientific and mathematical problems, but who and what do these serve if they cannot think for themselves? If they have no understanding of the meaning and purpose of their own lives?
If they do not know who they are as individuals? That impromptu question— What do you want from life? Personalized experience. Get started with a FREE account. It is a hard lesson because it causes us to realize that we have chosen the life we are living right now. The measure of your life will be the measure of your courage. Fear stops more people from doing something with their lives than lack of ability, contacts, resources, or any other single variable.
Fear paralyzes the human spirit. Life takes courage. This book is very extraordinary. Able to give a wide insight to the brain that reads it, all of you are obliged to do so. Initially I just wanted to read thewide insight to the brain that reads it, all of you are obliged to do so.
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We may look at them and scratch our heads. We give this happiness different names and masks, and we live our lives in search of it.
There are four aspects to the human person: physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual. Physically, when you exercise regularly, sleep regularly, eat the right sorts of foods, and balance your diet, how do you feel? You feel fantastic. You feel more fully alive. Emotionally, when you give focus and priority to your relationships, what happens?
You switch the focus off yourself and onto others. As you do, your ability to love increases…and as your ability to love increases, your ability to be loved increases. You become more aware of yourself, develop a more balanced view of life, and experience a deeper sense of fulfillment.
Intellectually, when you take ten or fifteen minutes a day to read a good book, what happens? Your vision of yourself expands; your vision of the world expands. You become more focused, more alert, and more vibrant. Clarity replaces confusion.
You feel more fully alive, and you are happier. Finally, spiritually, when you take a few moments each day to step into the classroom of silence and reconnect with yourself and with your God, what happens? The gentle voice within grows stronger, and you develop a deeper sense of peace, purpose, and direction. Physically, emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually, we know the things that infuse our lives with passion and enthusiasm. We know the things that make us happy.
On the one hand, we all want to be happy. On the other hand, we all know the things that make us happy. We are too busy. Too busy doing what? Too busy trying to be happy. This is the paradox of happiness that has bewitched our age. Too Busy Doing What? We feel as though our lives have a momentum of their own, that they would go on with or without us. Our list of the things we have to do just gets longer and longer.
We never feel that we get caught up; we just get more and more behind every day. Emotionally—most of us know that the happiest people on the planet are those who are focused in their personal relationships. Relationships thrive under one condition: carefree timelessness. Do we gift our relationships with carefree timelessness? We shove them into ten minutes here and fifteen minutes there. We give them the worst time, when we are most tired and least emotionally available. Spiritually—most people very rarely step into the classroom of silence to reconnect with themselves and their God.
We are afraid of what we might discover about ourselves and about our lives. We are afraid we might be challenged to change. And we are too busy. What are we all too busy doing? For the most part, we are too busy doing just about everything, that means just about nothing, to just about nobody, just about anywhere…and will mean even less to anyone a hundred years from now!
Quiet Desperation A hundred and fifty years ago, Henry David Thoreau left Concord, Massachusetts, because he believed it had become too noisy, too distracting, and too busy. He went off to Walden Pond to reconnect with himself and with nature. Most people are not thriving; most people are just surviving, just getting by, just hanging on. It is, in fact, a rare and pleasant surprise to find someone who is truly thriving.
His only examination of our lives was economic. We are richer. We have more disposable income. We have more choices at the grocery store. We have more in our retirement accounts. We have more cars, and we can turn them in to the leasing agent every three years and get new ones. Is everything getting better? Allow me to offer just a few brief thoughts for your consideration. We prescribe more medication for depression in America today than for any other illness. The suicide rate among teens and young adults has increased by 5, percent in the last fifty years.
If the massive increases in suicide among the younger generations of any civilization are not a sign that all is not well, nothing is. Finally, it is becoming more and more apparent that suicide is directly proportional to wealth. What does that mean? Studies reveal that the more money you have, the more likely you are to take your own life. If you scratch just below the surface of the economic success of our age, there are some very disturbing signs.
In an age of unprecedented prosperity, there are millions who feel that something is missing in their lives. What is missing? How do we get it? A number of trends are emerging in our modern culture that are telltale signs that all is not well in the hearts and minds of the people. Depression and suicide rates nearing epidemic levels are certainly among them. But another emerging trend worthy of our consideration is our modern inability to sustain relationships.
More than one in every two marriages ends in divorce or separation. We are all familiar with the statistic, but have we stopped to seriously consider why? Have you noticed that fewer and fewer people are getting married? It is a fact that is masked by the enormous number of people getting remarried. On top of all this, consider that the average man or woman is now likely to change jobs five times more frequently than his or her working grandparents.
Is it just that the corporate world has changed? Or does it also say something about us? Finally, on the simplest, most practical, everyday level, consider how many people make resolutions to diet, exercise, or just spend more time with their families and fail completely.
Our inability to live the resolutions we make is another indicator. Indicator of what? There is a crisis of commitment in our society.
People seem unwilling to make commitments or, once made, unable to fulfill them. As great as this crisis of commitment may seem, it is secondary to a more fundamental problem. Most people sincerely want to fulfill their commitments. The crisis of commitment is the result of a far more serious crisis of purpose. A great purposelessness has descended upon modern civilizations.
People at large have lost any sense of the meaning and purpose of life; and without an understanding of our own purpose, there can be no true commitment. Whether that commitment is to marriage, family, study, work, God, relationships, or the simple resolutions of our lives, it will be almost impossible to fulfill without a clear and practical understanding of our purpose.
Commitment and purpose go hand in hand. Everything in our lives is either pursued or rejected according to whether or not it will help us, and others, fulfill what we perceive as our purpose. Someone who makes money his goal in life accepts or rejects everything according to whether or not it will help him achieve that goal. Someone who makes pleasure the goal of her life accepts or rejects everything according to whether or not it will help her achieve her goal.
In the absence of a genuine understanding of the meaning and purpose of our lives, we substitute it with shallow and superficial meaning. The human person cannot live without meaning and purpose. Why is depression so dramatically on the rise? I cannot imagine anything more depressing than not having any sense of the meaning and purpose of your own life.
Why do so many young people immerse themselves in video games, alcohol, promiscuous sex, deafeningly loud music, and drugs? Is it possible that they use these things to distract themselves from the frightening reality of facing a life without meaning and purpose? Or is it that they use these things in a vain and futile attempt to fill the void of meaninglessness within them?
Is it perhaps that achievement in their work is the only thing that gives them even the vaguest sense of purpose in their lives?
Or that because they consciously, or subconsciously, believe that their work is their purpose, they completely commit to that purpose and refuse to let anything come between them and the fulfillment of what they have erroneously perceived as their purpose?
I am amazed how many women seek my advice in regard to a husband who has no time for or interest in anything but his work. He perceives his purpose as success and achievement in his work. The only place his wife and children have in this scheme is that the financial fruits of his work allow him to provide for his family. Why are people having fewer and fewer children? For the most part, people today perceive their purpose in relation to success in the workplace and financial independence.
There must be more to life. The Five Questions F or thousands of years, men and women of every age, race, and culture have sought to understand the meaning of life. The people of our own time are no different. Throughout history, scientists and philosophers, theologians and artists, politicians and social activists, monks and sages, and men and women from all walks of life have discussed and debated many questions in the quest to discover the meaning of life.
These are the five questions that humanity has been asking consciously and subconsciously ever since human life first existed. Although we may be unable to articulate them, you and I are constantly asking these questions. Whether we are aware of it or not, our whole existence is a searching to answer these five questions. We seek the answers to these questions directly and indirectly every day of our lives. And how we answer these questions determines the shape, form, and direction that our lives take on.
These are the five questions that humanity longs to answer: 1. Who am I? Where did I come from? What am I here for? How do I do it? Where am I going? All religious texts are centered upon and seek to illumine the five questions—including the sacred writings of Israel, the Christian scriptures, and the Bhagavad Gita. Lewis, and Henry David Thoreau.
They are the questions that hungry hearts place at the center of their lives. And though now is not the time, and this particular book is not the place, the second and the fifth questions deserve serious study and thought in their own right.
We live our everyday lives in the realms of questions three and four. And owing to their practical implications, we usually become fascinated and preoccupied with these questions. Practically, however, the process of answering these five questions and conforming our lives to the answers we find is very difficult. Each of us seeks to answer these questions in our own way. Experience is an excellent, though sometimes brutal, teacher.
Yet at the same time, it is only the ignorance of youth that believes experience is the only teacher. As we grow wiser, we realize that life is too short to learn all of its lessons from personal experience, and we discover that other people, places, and times are all too willing to pass on the hard-earned wisdom of their experiences. But where should we begin? More specifically: There is a meaning and purpose to your life. The Meaning of Life Our modern culture proclaims with all its force: What you do and what you have are the most important things.
This is a lie. It is a deception that has led whole generations down the well-trodden path toward lives of quiet desperation. But it is a lie that is reinforced with such regularity that we have grown to believe it, at least subconsciously, and have shaped our lives around it. But this task-oriented approach completely ignores our need to connect the activities of our daily lives with our essential purpose.
Doing and having are natural, normal, and necessary aspects of our daily lives; the challenge is to do and have in accord with our essential purpose. In this task-oriented culture, one of the real dangers is to slip into an episodic mode of living. What I mean is, the happenings of our day-to-day lives can become episodic, one after another, like the episodes of a soap opera.
In a soap opera, there is always something happening, but nothing ever really happens. In every episode there is drama—activity takes place, words are muttered, but nothing really happens. People abusing one another, people using one another, people talking about one another, people plotting and scheming, but nothing meaningful ever happens.
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