- How to find “your meaning of life."
For almost fifty years it laid hidden in one of Zurich’s most secure bank vaults. Only rumors hinted at its existence. A book, a kind of personal journal, bound in red leather, with the most secret inner thoughts written by one of the world’s most famous and celebrated psychologist, Carl Jung. Now, finally, it is revealed to the public. It tells of a most private struggle, the fight and subsequent victory over dark inner demons, and shows that even the Greats have to endure the same inner battles as the rest of us on this path called life. There is much to learn from this.
- Become aware of de-evolving change in your life that regresses you instead of moving forward as a person.
Often, we do not hold big enough a vision for our lives, and only dream small dreams. I want to ask you: What is the biggest dream for your life? If you could accomplish anything (within reason), what would it be? Oprah Winfrey once held a contest on her show, and asked her viewers to send in their “Wildest Deams.” 77,000 responded. Yet, to put it simply, most dreams were quite underwhelming.
Emerson and Thoreau were two great thinkers who taught us a uniquely American way of being true to you and living authentically. Today, we can still learn much from them. Thoreau is best known for his book “Walden,” which recounts how he left the confines of town to go live in a cabin in the nearby woods for two years. We can still visit this place today: Walden Pond is a small lake near Concorde, Massachusetts, where people from nearby Boston flock on a hot summer day to go swimming.
When we pass away, you surely will leave your physical belongs. But there is something more profound you may leave: your legacy. It is your legate (delegate) that you leave to stand for your physical existence in this world. The word "legacy" is related to "legend," and it is by finding the personal myth and legend of your life (both in the sense of a story, and a map-legend) that you can figure out what your legacy shall be.
Go find your legends, and Be True!
I, a bunch of electrons darkening and lighting up pixels on this screen
I, a black mark on a white background
I, a letter in the Latin alphabet
i, the imaginary number
I, the Roman numeral for '1'
I, referring to the first person singular
Oh sorry, did I just jump from a mere "sign" to a concept (signifier to a signified)? How the heck did we go from light-specs on the screen to a perceptual set to a concept in "my" "mind" ?
- The whole point of my book The Steps of Essence is to make philosophy accessible to a wider audience, and I don’t want to turn off anybody who is not quite as fluent in philosophy by posting something overly abstruse. The book makes a very conscious effort to stay clear of such heavy language while still presenting the concepts in more accessible form. Warning: serious philosophy lingo in this post Having stated this disclaimer, somebody recently posted this great question to me, which deserves a true philosophical answer, so here we go – philosopher mode on. Warning: serious philosophy lingo below.
I am wondering what features you would like to see on a site for your personal growth and self-realization? I believe many books on personal growth, even the good ones, often fail because they leave the readers to their own devices, and the key to make this work would be to have a real support community in place. I'd like to hear from you about what you would like to see on Seinquest to make this work.
SeinQuest.com is supposed to be all about your personal growth and self-realization. And I would like to ask you, the user: What features would you like to see on such a site? Specifically, what would help you in your own Quest to grow as a person?