Posts Tagged ‘inspiration’

How to discover your life purpose in about 20 minutes

In Too lazy to assign a category on April 14, 2007 at 9:50 am
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How do you discover your real purpose in life? I’m not talking about your job, your daily responsibilities, or even your long-term goals. I mean the real reason why you’re here at all — the very reason you exist.

If you want to discover your true purpose in life, you must first empty your mind of all the false purposes you’ve been taught (including the idea that you may have no purpose at all).

Take out a blank sheet of paper or open up a word processor where you can type (I prefer the latter because it’s faster).

Write at the top, “What is my true purpose in life?”

Write an answer (any answer) that pops into your head. It doesn’t have to be a complete sentence. A short phrase is fine.

Repeat step 3 until you write the answer that makes you cry. This is your purpose.

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The Meaning of Life: Discover your Purpose

In Too lazy to assign a category on April 14, 2007 at 9:48 am
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Method 1: Emotional Intelligence

The first method is to consult your emotional intelligence. Passion and purpose go hand in hand. When you discover your purpose, you will normally find it’s something you’re tremendously passionate about. Emotionally you will feel that it is correct.

Method 2: Rational Intelligence

The second method is to use your reason and logic to work down from your context. The clearer and more accurate your context is, the easier this will be.

If your context is sound, you should get congruent answers from both approaches. Your emotional and rational intelligences will each phrase your purpose differently, but you should see that it’s essentially the same. But most of the time that won’t be the case, and the answers will be different, which means your context is incongruent. You rationally think about reality in one way but you feel it in another way.

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Discover Your True Self

In Too lazy to assign a category on April 14, 2007 at 9:45 am

Just think of this: how well do you know your true self? And what is it exactly that you know? How many personal facts or character features do you know? What do you think of your true self? Is this the ultimate pride you’re feeling, or maybe shame or even fear? Your self-growth and the success of personal development efforts are entirely dependant on how well you know yourself and how you feel about your personality.

Your true self is how you feel yourself when nobody’s watching. It is where your deepest thoughts live. It is what you ultimately think of yourself, how you treat yourself and what you fear others might see inside you. It is your most native and real personality.

You see, your true self is always right about everything. But our personality layers make us hide this truth, disguise it and then explain why we did it in such a way that we can live with it.

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“Ficlets” you ask?

In Too lazy to assign a category on March 13, 2007 at 9:46 pm

A ficlet is a short story that enables you to collaborate with the world.

Once you’ve written and shared your ficlet, any other user can pick up the narrative thread by adding a prequel or sequel. In this manner, you may know where the story begins, but you’ll never guess where (or even if!) it ends.

About Ficlets

Ficlets are shorter than short stories. Well, no, actually, they are short stories, but they’re really short stories. Really short, as in there’s not a maximum word count … there’s actually a maximum character count (1,024). There is also a minimum character count, and the number of that beast is 64.

If you wish, we’ll provide you with inspiration (photos, themes, suggested beginnings and endings, even other ficlets), but you’re completely free to blaze your own trail. Now, here’s where the real fun comes in: Each and every ficlet is modular in that, though you may have written a stand-alone story with a beginning, middle, and ending, your fellow ficleteers may choose to write a prequel or sequel to your story. In this respect, you can think of ficlets as literary Legos.

All ficlets are covered under Creative Commons, which means that if you wrote it, you own it. Period.

To give you an idea of what you can do with 1,024 characters, that is the exact length of this “About Ficlets” description.

Doesn't this sound like an excellent idea my dear Vox writers?


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Write an Ode

In Too lazy to assign a category on March 6, 2007 at 10:26 pm
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An ode poem usually has no set meter, though it will have a rhyming pattern. Odes usually extoll the virtues of an individual, often after their death, however take a look at some of the ode poems by Pablo Neruda.

The ode has traditionally been seen as a form associated with ideas – love, joy etc. Neruda has turned this idea around, creating odes based around everyday objects that are under appreciated.

This can be a novel new way to write if you are searching for inspiration for your next poem. Your ode can be about anything – try and find a mundane object and view it a new light. Appreciate it’s underappreciated qualities and try and see what these could mean.

For example, ‘ode to the knife’ would be expected to be a very dark poem, but you could try and find other angles from which to view this. A knife is also a very useful everyday tool.

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Links for March 5th, 2007

In Too lazy to assign a category on March 5, 2007 at 6:19 pm

The Eight Irresistible Principles of Fun
(tags: fun inspiration happiness philosophy lifehacks mlf)
MoMB | The Museum of Modern Betas
(tags: web2.0 tools mlf)
catalina estrada
(tags: art illustration design mlf)
Snap Preview Anywhere provides high quality link previews for site owners to add an informative and sticky experience for their users.
(tags: web2.0 tools mlf)

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She who gives Light

In Too lazy to assign a category on February 13, 2007 at 11:02 pm

She who gives Light

Mademoiselle helenina uploaded this image to flickr, click the image and follow the link to the original page

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