Purpose-Centered Life: A Plan for Authentic Living
By Dr. Eric Maisel
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Bring to light your cherished principles, values, hopes and dreams into a personal plan for authentic living. This is the counter concept to "the purpose-driven life." There is an art to making meaning that isn't taught in any school, church, boardroom or home. Get weekly lessons that help you turn your passion into action and your principles into a life plan you can sustain. Learn how to fill your days with meaning, stop procrastinating, and bring new richness to everything you do. Join Eric Maisel, family therapist, creativity coach and bestselling author, as he spells out the art of making meaning. Life is as worthwhile as you make it. Banish meaninglessness by working some existential magic! If the atheist, rationalist, secular-humanist, skeptical, free-thinking, or existential tradition appeals to you, you will especially appreciate Maisel’s insights. Learn how to invest meaning, where to put it, how to withdraw it, and what returns you should expect from this practice. Picture one of your typically busy days, where a lot gets done with no sense of accomplishment. Now picture that day transformed, artfully redesigned so that you experience islands of meaning in a sea of hurry. Get your values and your life aligned! Open up to new meaning opportunities! Understand the language of meaning and the dynamics of meaning and learn how to avoid going down the tubes when bad luck strikes. Consciously decide what you want to value and keep on top of your meaning priorities. Meaning is a lens through which to view life: focus your lens on an intentional life.
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Spirituality for the free-thinker
The music is a bit cheesy, but the message is very interesting. Discussions about "meaning" are often dominated by speakers who profess faith in supernatural entities. Dr. Maisel's perspective is refreshing; he outlines a way to lead a morally satisfying life without accepting truths that can't possibly be known (i.e., whether gods exist). If the idea of "meaning" with gods upsets you, check out episode 8 before you dismiss or criticize the podcast.
A Refreshing Perspective on Spirituality
I very much enjoy this podcast's discussions of life issues without resorting to euphemisms or platitudes. It uses simple language and practical techniques to show how to live happily.
MUCH better than I thought it would be.
I am really enjoying this podcast. Thanks to Skepchick for the recommendation, as I doubt I would have noticed this hidden gem without her suggestion. This is a take on meaning from a different perspective than usual and I find it engaging and motivating. Thank you Dr. Maisel, I hope you keep the episodes coming.