The 12 step program of Meaningful Living 1. Accept your true self 2. Believe in your core values 3. Choose meaning & virtue 4. Discover Viktor Frankl 5. Embark on meaning quest 6. Find the sources of meaning & happiness 7. Go for PURE gold 8. Hitch your wagon to a war horse 9. Imagine the double-vision 10. Join forces between Yin & Yang 11. Knit a web of relationships 12. Live a healthy & fulfilling life
7 reasons for Meaningful Living 1. Discover the purpose & direction of your life 2. Understand who you are and why you are here 3. Know and pursue what really matters 4. Have a sense of freedom and responsibility to do what is right 5. Become authentic and kind in relating to others 6. Develop the resilience to survive anything life throws at you 7. Live a vital and fulfilling life in all circumstances.
Lesson 4: Is life worth living? This silent cry for meaning rises from the depth of a tormented soul. The sufferer dares not utter this life- changing question, because he is too afraid to hear the answer.
Solomon’s Problem of Meaninglessness “Meaningless! Meaningless!... Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless.” (Ecclesiastes 1:2, NIV)
Job’s Problem of Suffering “Why did I not perish at birth, and die as I came from the womb?” (Job 3:11, NIV)
Seven benefits of suffering 1. Whatever does not kill you makes you stronger 2. Suffering purifies the soul 3. It makes you wiser 4. It increases your compassion 5. It teaches you how to pray and wait upon God 6. It compels you to do something to make life better for all 7. It prepares you for heroic achievements.
7 attributes of meaning-mindset 1) Awaken to need for meaning & purpose 2) Believe that life has intrinsic meaning 3) Choose to do what is right & kind 4) Devote oneself to living a responsible, virtuous and resilient life 5) Elevate mundane activities to the transcendental realm, 6) Find positive potentials in negatives 7) Go the extra mile for others.
Conclusion Having a meaning-mindset will make all the difference. It will fill your inner void and give you hope in hopeless situaitons. It will add a special glow to everything you do and see.