The Purpose Derived Life

by Kenneth P. Langer

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The important questions of life can haunt us–especially if we try to avoid them–but working to answer them provides richness and meaning in our lives. It is possible to live a life with purpose, a life aligned with nature and all living beings, a life that benefits ourselves and those we love, and it is possible to do all these things regardless of spiritual tradition or practice. Religion, relationships, information, and insights are all tools to be used but, ultimately, you are the builder of your life. No one will live it but you and no one else will be ultimately responsible for the decisions you make.

A purposeful life combines your values, abilities, and interests with your intention, commitment, and action. Learn how to find meaning and direction for all the roles in your life.


  • ISBN: 978-0-9899257-9-2
  • Publication Date: July 2018
  • Retail Price: $ 14.99
  • E-book Price: $ 3.49
  • Edition: First
  • Pages: 188
  • Illustrations:
  • Binding: Perfect
  • Features:
    • A review of the main points
    • A simplified MBTI Personality assessment
    • Worksheets

Contents

Chapter One: The Problem

    • Facing the Truth
    • Why Should We Seek A Purpose?
    • The Benefits of a Life Purpose
    • What a Life Purpose Is and Is Not

Chapter Two: The Search

  • Seeking Answers From Within
  • Seeking Answers From Others
  • Seeking Answers From God
  • Seeking Answers From Nature

Chapter Three: The Nature of the Universe

  • The Purpose of the Universe
  • Entropy
  • Syntropy

Chapter Four: General Life Purpose

  • The Meaning of Syntropy
  • Universal Truths
  • Levels of Extrinsic Purpose
  • General Objectives
  • Agency and Communion

Chapter Five: Specific Life Purpose I

  • The Process of Discovery
  • Finding Purpose
  • Where to Begin
  • The Steps to Seeking Purpose

Chapter Six: Specific Life Purpose II

  • The Statement of Purpose
  • A Realistic Statement
  • An Aligned Statement
  • The Parts of a Statement
  • Samples
  • The Bucket List

Postlude

Appendices

  • Review
  • Worksheets
  • The Follow-Through
  • Bucket Lists


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