When we are children we are effectively already in this state of self actualisation, living freely, enjoying life as it is and just being in the moment, following what we love to do. Over time we just build up conditioning which effectively blocks us from this state of true freedom.
Would you consider yourself a high achiever? It may come as a surprise but being a high achiever when it comes to having a baby may not be to your advantage.
I spend a lot of time at conferences talking about my transition from delinquent to doctor. More specifically, the steps
A third of our days on this planet are working days and all too often work becomes transactional. We do things that don't
At my university, we have developed a questionnaire to try to test for these different types of purpose. We would like to find out if there are relationships between different types of purpose and age and gender. For example, do different types of purpose become more important as people get older?
In today's results driven, evidenced based, now-now-now culture, the idea of a 'slow burn' psychotherapy is much maligned. If people have problems, they want them fixed, if people have questions, they want them answered. But what about those problems you can't quite put your finger on?
Fulfilling one's meaning in life is so incredibly personal and no two people would do so in exactly the same way. That's because there is no definitive answer. There is unfortunately no list of ingredients to buy or recipe to follow in making a meaningful life.
Having a clear idea of one's values and ideals is possibly connected with this sort of meaning, as is having a role where one feels valued. It might also be to do with setting and achieving life goals, or even simply feeling that one's life makes sense and that it has coherence.
There are a number of other features of our modern world that seem to have contributed to this, not least in that we live increasingly isolated lives. The generations have been separated and families spread out as our society becomes increasingly mobile.
From my experience, many people who use this term have gay friends or even family members and are not in the least part homophobic. Why, then, do they continue to use the word gay in a negative context?