5 Steps To Find The Deeper Meaning Of Life

Steps Deeper Meaning Of Life

Be Willing to Embrace New Information

In my experience when mentoring individuals for both personal and leadership development, I’ve encountered, all too often, situations when people, albeit with the best intentions, choose simply to ignore valuable new insights and instead carry on with false beliefs concerning their personal and/or work life. Asking questions helps us to determine if we need to let go of certain beliefs or situations that no longer work for us.

To find yourself, think for yourself.
5 Steps To Find The Deeper Meaning Of Life

Life is an odyssey or journey of experiences that teach us who we really are. Every person we encounter and every event or situation we experience, good or bad, gives us the opportunity to know ourselves better and to know what gives our life meaning. 

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When we ask more questions and examine our lives like Socrates encouraged us to do, we begin to gain more clarity about our place in the world and what unique talents and insights we can share with the world. As we explore who we are, we can go beyond the limits of who we are allowing ourselves to be and expand into our fuller selves, helping us, ultimately, to live with more meaning.

Are you ready to find the deeper meaning of life?


References

*For more information on this subject, see: Alex Pattakos and Elaine Dundon (2017). Prisoners of Our Thoughts: Viktor Frankl’s Principles for Discovering Meaning in Life and Work, 3rd edition. Berrett-Koehler Publishers; Alex Pattakos and Elaine Dundon (2015). The OPA! Way: Finding Joy & Meaning in Everyday Life & Work. BenBella Books.


Written by: Elaine Dundon
Originally appeared on - Psychology Today
Republished with permission
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Elaine Dundon

Elaine Dundon is leading the Meaning Movement, having founded the Global Meaning Institute and the unique study and practice called MEANINGology®. As a Philosopher of Meaning and author of 3 bestselling books on Meaning and Innovation, Elaine is dedicated to helping people discover new meaning in their lives and work, and at the systems, level to connect to the deeper meaning in organizations, communities, and societies. Elaine Dundon’s research and experience are focused on Meaning (blending psychology, applied metaphysics, and existential philosophy). Her research and work have provided insights into how people, organizations, and communities can reach their full potential through meaning. She is the author of 3 best-selling books on Meaning and Innovation, available in 20+ languages: Prisoners of Our Thoughts: Viktor Frankl’s Principles for Discovering Meaning in Life & Work (Self Help Book of the Year), The OPA! Way: Finding Joy & Meaning in Everyday Life & Work (8 Literary Awards), and The Seeds of Innovation (named a Top Ten Business Book of the Year by The Globe & Mail).View Author posts