Love is the basis and the key to living a truly good life. It is the lifeblood of awareness, the driving force of service, and the guide and shape of purpose. Without love, purpose rooted in awareness and service is useless and absurd. It’s all about true love, and a balanced love at that.
Instead of the traditional one big channel supplemented by several tiny ones, consider looking at a system of multiple medium channels that work together to achieve a vibrant, cohesive bigger picture. This applies not just to your income streams but also in living purposefully in general.
Living a purposeful life can have negative aspects or results – which is the result of taking things to the extreme. Everything should be kept in moderation, and there are times when we should “give it a rest”: we ourselves should take the time to rest ourselves and the things we do.
For us who like to read, there will be that one book that seems to have such an impact on our lives it’s become our guidebook to living a meaningful life: our Personal Life Bible. What’s yours?
Get out of your comfort zone! For many of us, true purposeful living may and will entail a complete change of a way or two of how we do or see things. Do so. It might be very difficult at the start, but that’s the point – you grow for the better in the process.
It is important to stay healthy for various reasons obvious and not so. But it is even more important to remember why you are trying to stay healthy, and to keep your health habits in moderation – so that they become means towards an end and not an end in itself.
True purpose isn’t called “higher purpose” for no reason: it is greater than us and is beyond us, and will keep on going even long after we have gone – whether it’s dying or simply leaving. It is most evident in how we remember someone, and what we do with that remembrance as we live our daily lives. It is, in a nutshell, love beyond passing.
The 5th Philippine Conference on Research in CSR held last 28 September 2015 was the culmination of a five-part program by the Benita & Catalino Yap Foundation that formally launched the concept of CSR 3.0, or Personal Social Responsibility. In practicing CSR 3.0, we are called to undergo personal transformation and always do more than expected, down to and especially the smallest actions.
It’s not about what we do but why we do something. The key question to ask always is “WHY”: It’s always about the purpose for doing things. But this purpose has to be rooted in truly life-giving soil: the soil of consciousness and service.
Individuality isn’t confined just to how responsibility should start on the personal level. Growing or developing others is also on an individual basis – precisely because we are individuals. Social change should take this very seriously, as not doing so would cause more harm than good.