Trans4mind Home Page
~ Making the Human Heart Visible ~

Looking for a better life?

Our online, interactive video workshops present the most effective methods of holistic personal development, combined with personal support from expert life coaches.

Explore Article Library


Meaning

By John Penberthy

Meaning. It seems that people are seeking it more these days than ever before. We"ve all tried settling for less but somehow its lack just leaves us empty. Oh, most of us are good at pretending, many for lifetimes. But sooner or later the desire for meaning inevitably begins to pester us"..

In the midst of a lucrative but numbing career.

After too many years in a secure but comatose marriage.

Following a traumatic but eye-opening personal tragedy.

At first it's but a whisper. We can't quite understand what it's saying so we ignore it, attributing it to this "phase we're going through. Still, we sense that something is wrong, something is missing.

Gradually the whisper grows into a clear, unmistakable voice. "Time for a change, it nudges.

"Oh no, not now, we protest. "Okay, maybe my life isn't that fulfilling, but at least it's comfortable."

Which is, of course, exactly the problem. Too much comfort makes God uncomfortable. Just look around.

Still we fight it, afraid of the implications, the unknown. But the volume continues to increase. "TIME FOR A CHANGE, it blares as we awaken each morning.

But we're not used to this kind of non-verbal communication. There must be a mistake. Maybe we're misinterpreting it. Maybe if we wait long enough it will go away. And so we often force the message to take emotional or physical forms"depression, cancer, the like--to finally grab our undivided attention.

"Okay, okay, you finally relent. "What do you want?"

"You know, the voice replies.

"Hey, give me a break. I do not know, you bluff.

"You know." There is a smugness in the reply.

"Oh no! you quiver. "Not that!

"You know."

"But what will my _______ think?

"You know."

"But how? Where do I start?"

"You know."

The futility of such an argument soon begins to sink in and we're left with no other choice than to plunge into our unknown. Right away we face a problem"there are no maps. It's uncharted territory, for each person's journey is unique. And so we bumble along, sometimes seeming to make progress, but other times getting even more lost. Yet all the while we come to know ourselves and Life better which is, after all, the whole point.

Early in our search we're likely to mistake feeling good for meaning. But as we continue our journey, we find that, while we do feel happier at times, pain is also a part of being human. We come to understand that pleasure and pain are but two of the many extremes which weave the fabric of fulfillment. And we learn not to take either of them so seriously.

At first the journey seems to be fueled by courage and our egos like to take credit for this. But we gradually come to see that it's ultimately a process of surrender".surrender to the unimaginable potential that lies within each of us. "What can I become? we ask. "What else, really, is there to do?"

When we first embark upon our journey, we may think it is but a temporary adjustment to be made. But the further we travel, the more we come to see that it is a way of life"a permanent context for being. And out of this context, ever so slowly, emerges what we were searching for in the first place"meaning.

About The Author

John Penberthy is the author of To Bee or Not to Bee, endorsed by Dan Millman, Stephen Levine and Ram Dass. It's an inspirational allegory"clever and spiritually sophisticated"about a worker bee who transcends the mindless tedium of life in a honeybee colony. FREE EBOOK to first 10,000 visitors. http://ToBeeBook.com/preview.html. Make sure your speakers are on.

jrpenberthy@comcast.net


AND EXPLORE...

Addictions
Astrology
Careers & Employment
Communication
Creativity
Dating
Depression
Diabetes
Diets
Divorce
Education
Environment
Ethics
Exercise
Family
Goal-Setting
Grief & Loss
Happiness
Health
Kids & Teens
Leadership
Love
Marriage
Meditation
Nutrition
Organizing
Parenting
Psychology
Public Speaking
Relationships
Schools
Self Help
Self Improvement & Motivation
Sexual Relations
Spirituality
Stress Management
Travel and Leisure
Women
Writing


From our extensive site, you'll find good info on many topics using this search:

Support your personal development with these popular and effective hypnosis downloads...

  • Public Speaking Fear ~ Banish speaking anxiety and nerves with hypnosis.
  • Motivate Yourself to Exercise ~ Build a powerful exercise habit that you can't break.
  • Get Rid of Fear & Anxiety ~ Stop worry and apprehension wrecking your life.
  • Self Esteem ~ Break the negative trance of low self esteem and give yourself a chance in life.
  • Create Your Own Reality ~ Use the power of your unconscious mind to transform your life.
  • Deeper Self Respect ~ Use hypnosis to connect with your true inner worth.
  • Detach From Fear ~ Tune out nervousness and anxiety with hypnosis.
  • Improving Concentration and Focus ~ Learn how to discipline, direct and command your mind to improve your performance.
  • Exercise Motivation ~ Give you powerful keys to getting back on track with your exercise - and staying there.
  • Overcoming Shyness ~ Provides an invisible security blanket allowing you to develop social ease and overcome shyness.
  • Quick Confidence Booster ~ An audio hypnosis session that's specifically designed to get you (quickly!) back on track.
  • Stop Negative Thoughts ~ Learn powerful hypnotic techniques to stop negative thoughts before they start.
  • Overcoming Procrastination ~ Let hypnosis help you get on with what you need to do, when you need to do it. Let nothing hold you back.
  • Think Thin ~ Use hypnosis to re-train your brain and lose weight naturally... that's how to get and stay slim.
  • Fall Asleep Fast ~ Relearn how to fall asleep fast and enjoy a good night's sleep.
  • The Next Level ~ Designed to radically boost your performance in any field. It's based on a technique used by top athletes and other successful people to help them make a big stride forward.
This is our selection of favorites, but there's a session for every need! Choose from over 800 Hypnosis Downloads...
Search now on an issue that interests or concerns you...
 
Get a free Hypnosis Download at Facebook
Copyright © 1997-2016 Trans4mind Ltd