Care, responsibility, respect and knowledge are mutually interdependent. They are a syndrome of attitudes which are to be found in the mature person; that is, in the person who develops his own powers productively, who only wants to have that which he has worked for, who “has given up narcissistic dreams of omniscience and omnipotence, who has acquired humility based on the inner strength which only genuine productive activity can give.
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Shimmering Hope - Words meant to inspire,
A look outside myself
In his 2010 international bestseller, "The Power of Purpose: Find Meaning, Live Longer, Better," author Richard J. Leider informs us about the powerful evolution of purpose:
Our purpose is an expression of the deepest dimension within us-of our central core or essence, where we have a profound sense of who we are, where we came from, and where we're going. Purpose when it is clear, is the aim around which we structure our lives, a source of direction and energy, and the way the meaning of our lives is worked out in daily experience. You have a purpose no matter what age you are, how healthy you are, or what your economic or social situation is. Your purpose is the reason you were born, and it can be what gets you out of bed in the morning.What determines the power in purpose, ultimately, is the worthiness of the focus. Having purpose that provides real power requires a goal outside ourselves. Only when our purpose--is larger than ourselves can meaning be deeply savored and long lasting, not just a goal completed and then forgotten.At our core we need to matter. We need evidence to believe that we are good people and are evolving--becoming the best we can be. Naming our purpose helps us satisfy a basic need that we're being used for a purpose that we recognize as a worthy one.Each of us is on a quest to find our purpose whether we are consciously pursuing the quest or are vaguely aware that something is missing.
Throughout history, humans have sought to make sense of their lives, searching for meaning through prayer, retreat, art, music, nature, community, gratitude, forgiveness, and multiple other ways. Traditionally, purpose was connected with the spiritual aspect of people's lives, and healers, priests, and shamans were the ministers who helped people connect with the sacred to restore bodies and souls to heath and wholeness.
The time to give our attention to producing our best intentions, gaining meaning, having purpose or personal wellness is RIGHT NOW!!!
Runaway - A biography of a runaway youth,
Chapter 22 The Purpose Evolution