Ancient Greeks and Arete

Ancient Greeks and Arete
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The ancient Greeks philosophized that success in life was based upon maximizing one’s potential to leave a lasting legacy in the world. They used the word arete, or “virtue” to symbolize excellence in life. The man or woman of arete is fully functional, using every aspect of themselves: mind, body and spirit to achieve something of…

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By Mark March 26, 2017 0

To End Poverty

To End Poverty
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“Your purpose is to end poverty within yourself and to assist in ending poverty in others, not just physical poverty but spiritual poverty, for that is the root of all human suffering—for the rich, for the poor.” —Marshall Vian Summers, Poverty This Thanksgiving, I am grateful that I don’t live in physical poverty. But the poverty…

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By Mark November 26, 2016 2

There Are No Small Lives, Only Small Minds

There Are No Small Lives, Only Small Minds
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“You are in the world for a purpose now, not your purpose, but a purpose that was given to you before you came, a purpose that is related to these times and to the Great Waves of change that are coming to the world.” — Marshall Vian Summers, The Origin This was shocking when I read…

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By Mark October 10, 2016 1

More Than Just an Idea

More Than Just an Idea
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I have been meditating for nearly twenty years now. And while it has given me more calm, focus and peace in daily life, I still don’t have a handle on my life’s greater purpose. Am I doing something wrong? Maybe. But there is also the possibility that I’m doing it right — that one’s life purpose…

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By Mark July 2, 2016 2

Purpose Always Has a Calling

Purpose Always Has a Calling
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Purpose always has a calling. Indeed, the function of purpose is the response to a calling. You cannot understand your purpose without acting upon it. This action will call for perhaps a greater participation and understanding than you have ever known. – from “Secrets of Heaven,” Secret #83 Most people, myself included, want to understand the…

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By Mark June 8, 2016 1

Global Climate Change: It’s What We Want

Global Climate Change: It’s What We Want
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As I read the news every day, and see all of the horrible stories about Global climate change, I don’t understand why we as a planet don’t do anything about it. It’s as if the news has to get much worse in order to move people to take Global climate change seriously. Why is that?…

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By Mark April 19, 2016 0

People Think They Know the Truth

People Think They Know the Truth
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When I reveal to people that I meditate in order to find greater purpose in life, they often ask, “So, tell me: what have you found? What is your purpose?” That is the mind’s response: tell me what purpose is. Let’s define it, analyze it and discuss it. People think they know the truth. Believe me, I…

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By Mark January 17, 2016 2

No One Has Come Here by Accident

No One Has Come Here by Accident
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“No one has come here by accident. Everyone has been sent for a purpose. This purpose remains undiscovered within you, but you must find it, for that is the great pursuit in life.” — Marshall Vian Summers, How God Speaks to Humanity I used to think that life in general, and my life in particular, was random;…

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By Mark November 16, 2015 0

How Can I Find Higher Purpose in Life?

How Can I Find Higher Purpose in Life?
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Are you wondering, “How can I find higher purpose in life?” If so, you are simply following a natural feeling. Although people get caught up in their dreams, their fantasies and their ambitions, everyone on Earth has a higher purpose. And the fact that this higher purpose is elusive and offers no tangible benefits like fame,…

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By Mark June 12, 2015 0

Ideas Are No Substitute for Experience

Ideas Are No Substitute for Experience
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Everyone has ideas, and opinions, but ideas are no substitute for experience. Anyone can talk all day long from a street corner about God and higher purpose. Anyone can pontificate about how many angels exist on the head of a pin. However, they will never be any closer to their life purpose. Ideas are no substitute for…

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By Mark March 25, 2015 0