This post is part of a series on What is Sloww?:
- Sloww Stage Support (Lifelong Learning & Deeper Development): How do I develop by learning?
- Sloww Stage 1 (Intentional Living): How do I design a lighter life?
- Sloww Stage 2 (Life Purpose): How do I find a higher purpose?
- Sloww Stage 3 (Mental Mastery): How do I build a better mind?
- Sloww Stage 4 (Spiritual Seeing): How do I see beyond mind?
Stage 2 Contents:
Sloww Stage 2 (Life Purpose): How do I find a higher purpose?
Overview of Stage 2
Stage 2 Inquiring Question:
- “How do I find a higher purpose?” More inner space (Stage 1) leads deeper into self-discovery and finding directionality in life (Stage 2). Humans (individually) and humanity (collectively) seem to be in the midst of a meaning crisis. Sloww promotes finding purpose because there’s not much more important than meaning in life but no one taught us how to find it.
Stage 2 Learning Focus:
- Seekers focusing on the ‘meaning crisis’ by giving oneself uniquely beyond oneself (study subjects include: existential crisis, life purpose, ikigai, meaning of life, death, happiness, self-actualization, etc.
Stage 2 Developing Self:
- Self-Actualizing: Who am I? I am my purpose that aligns and actualizes my mind (my personality + my passion + my play + my philosophy + my philanthropy, etc).
Stage 2 Posts (Full List)
Note: Links with a lock icon (🔒) go to a Premium post.
Posts on Existential Crisis, Getting Started, & Knowing Yourself
- I had an Existential Crisis! (+7 Ways to Positively Overcome It)
- 4 Existential Crisis Videos to Help You Find Purpose & Meaning in Life at any Age (on the 4th Anniversary of my own Crisis)
- What is Your Purpose in Life? 10 Deep Thoughts to Guide Your Hero’s Journey to Finding Life Purpose
- 🔒 Life Purpose Search Synthesis: I Googled “Life Purpose” & Read 100+ Articles (Literally)
- 🔒 Stream of Consciousness: Is Life a Sine Wave of Repeated Hero’s Journeys?
- 🔒 Stream of Consciousness: Are Means and Ends One and the Same?
Getting to Know Yourself:
- What is a Talent Stack? (& How I’m Thinking about My Unique Stack)
- What is the Flywheel Effect by Jim Collins? (& How to Build Momentum for your Life Purpose)
- “The Wisdom of the Enneagram” by Riso & Hudson (Book Summary)
- After all the Enneagram Tests, I’m Stuck Between Enneagram Types 3, 5, & 1 (Type Summaries)
- Edit Your Purpose: The Story of the Cracked Pot
- 🔒 Stream of Consciousness: Can you be Selfish AND Save the World?
Posts on Various Approaches to Life Purpose
Hero’s Journey Approach:
- 3 Life Themes from the Most Viewed Commencement Speeches
- “The Path Made Clear” by Oprah (Book Summary)
- “A New Earth” (Eckhart Tolle Book Summary #2)
- “The Purpose Driven Life” by Rick Warren (Book Summary)
- 🔒 “A New Earth” + “Purpose Driven Life” Synthesis: How to Live a Life on Purpose with Eckhart Tolle & Rick Warren
Posts on Ikigai & Monetizing Purpose
Ikigai Approach (My Top Recommendation):
All of these posts and more are part of the new eBook: Ikigai 2.0: A Step-by-Step Guidebook to Finding Life Purpose & Making Money Meaningfully (+ Bonus Workbook)
- What is the Hedgehog Concept by Jim Collins? (& How Does it Compare to Ikigai?)
- The True Meaning of Ikigai: Definitions, Diagrams & Myths about the Japanese Life Purpose
- Ikigai 2.0: Evolving the Ikigai Diagram for Life Purpose (& Why and How it Needs to be Redesigned)
- My Ikigai 2.0: A Detailed Personal Ikigai Example of How to Find Your Life Purpose
- “Ikigai” by Héctor García and Francesc Miralles (Book Summary)
- “Awakening Your Ikigai” by Ken Mogi (Book Summary)
- 🔒 Monetizing Purpose Synthesis: How to Meaningfully Make Money from Your Life Purpose (+ Infographics)
- 🔒 Naval Ravikant Synthesis: How to Build Wealth by Being Yourself (+ Infographics)
- “The Almanack of Naval Ravikant” (Book Summary)
- “How to Get Rich (without getting lucky)” by Naval Ravikant (Summary & Infographic)
- 25+ Charlie Munger Quotes to Live a Wise & Wealthy Life
Posts on Happiness & Meaning
All of these posts and more are part of the free eBook: The Hierarchy of Happiness eBook — 100+ Powerful Perspectives on How to be Happy
- Happiness 101: The Beginner’s Guide for How to be Happy (Money, Simplicity, Relationships, Culture)
- Happiness 201: The Advanced Guide for How to be Happy Psychologically (Expectations, Practice, Choice, Purpose)
- Happiness 301: The Master’s Guide for How to be Happy Spiritually (Presence, Letting Go, Transcendence, Joy)
- 5 Life Lessons Learned from The Alchemist’s Secret of Happiness Story
- Mo Gawdat: Ex-Google Exec Engineers a Happiness Equation
- Naval Ravikant: 15 Timeless Thoughts & 50 Naval Quotes on Peace, Happiness, the Meaning of Life, & More
Meaning of Life:
- “Man’s Search for Meaning” by Viktor Frankl (Book Summary) + 🔒 Premium Summary
- 10 Purposeful Themes & 25 Top Quotes from “Man’s Search for Meaning” by Viktor Frankl
- “Yes to Life” by Viktor Frankl (Book Summary) + 🔒 Premium Summary
- The Modern Art of Living: With Great Choice comes Great Responsibility
- 25+ Art of Living Quotes to Inspire the Ultimate “Work” of our Lives
- 35+ Alan Watts Quotes on the Meaning of Life, Knowing Yourself, Slowing Down, & More
Posts on Birth & Death
- The Lottery of Birth: All the Things You Don’t Control in Life
- 10 Birth Lottery Videos to Realize Your Luck in Life
- 25+ Birth Lottery Implications to Clearly See why it Matters so Much
- 50+ Birth Lottery Quotes to Question Who You Are
- 🔒 Lottery of Birth Synthesis: How to See Yourself and the World Drastically Differently (+ Infographic)
- 🔒 Behind the Scenes: Dissecting my own Lottery of Birth Ticket
- 🔒 Stream of Consciousness: Do You Control Your Life Path?
- 15 Deep Insights about Death to Understand the Meaning of Life & Live Fully Alive
- 🔒 Stream of Consciousness: Is Death the Best Invention of Life?
- Write Your Own Eulogy: Then Live Up To It
- Your Entire Lifetime is only 1% of Recorded History
- A Lifetime by the Numbers: “Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives” by David Eagleman
- “The Last Lecture” by Randy Pausch (Book Summary)
- Why You Want a Physicist to Speak at Your Funeral (Short Speech by Aaron Freeman)
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