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  • What is the meaning of life?

    Curated/Created by Javed Mohammed All images are from public domain and copyright of respective owners

  • Does this describe you?

  • Or this: Challenges ahead?

  • 3 Questions Where did we come

    from? Why am I here (Purpose)? Where are we going?

  • What is the purpose in life? Is it to have a fancy career, become rich and famous?

  • What is the purpose in life? Is it to experience perpetual pleasure?

  • What is the purpose in life? Is it to acquire power and control others?

  • Think About It

    What sort of activities do you enjoy? Why?

  • What are your goals in life

    Go ahead write them down.

  • My primary goal is to be a great climber

  • My primary goal is to travel the world

  • My primary goal is to raise my daughters

  • Im working on world peace, thank you very much

  • But the pursuit of pleasure, power often results in:

    An Empty Feeling Boredom Anxiety Obesity Addiction Bankruptcy Depression Rehab Centers Suicide

  • So are you saying I dont need money, control in life, etc etc?

  • Nope, just saying perspective and balance

  • YourLife Mission Statement

    Ask what is lacking in your life right now?

    What values are most important to you?

    Go ahead write it down

  • The Necessity of Faith only in faith can we find the meaning and possibility of life.

    Faith gives an infinite meaning to the finite existence of man; a meaning that is not destroyed by suffering, deprivation or death.

    Tolstoy, A Confession (1879)

  • NO, NO

    No God No necessity of God for

    meaningfulness

    Meaning OF life cosmic purpose [need God]

    Meaning IN life having your own plans, goals, ultimate aims [dont need God]

  • Religious Skepticism

  • Religion and Spirituality can and do coexist

  • But arent the worlds conflicts caused by religion?

    Not really, it is extremist utopian interpretations of any faith

  • Religious Commitment

  • Religious Engagement

  • Religious/Social Conservatism

  • Religious Struggle

  • I thought life is about the pursuit of happiness?

  • Actually happiness is a byproduct of bringing goodness into others lives, family, friends, community

  • Caring of others

  • Charitable Involvement

  • Money can buy everything is a myth

  • I am powerless, Theres nothing I can do

  • Never underestimate what the Defiant Human Spirit can

    accomplish

  • Happiness often entails suffering

  • Many times in life we face setbacks and we wonder

  • Sunrise? Or, Sunset?

  • Only time and perspective will let you know

  • Sunrise!

    30 Minutes Later

    What is the meaning of life?Does this describe you?Or this: Challenges ahead?3 QuestionsWhat is the purpose in life?What is the purpose in life?What is the purpose in life?Think About It What are your goals in lifeMy primary goal is to be a great climberMy primary goal is to travel the worldMy primary goal is to raise my daughtersIm working on world peace, thank you very muchBut the pursuit of pleasure, power often results in:Slide Number 15So are you saying I dont need money, control in life, etc etc?Nope, just saying perspective and balanceYourLife Mission StatementThe Necessity of FaithNO, NOReligious SkepticismReligion and Spirituality can and do coexistBut arent the worlds conflicts caused by religion?Religious CommitmentReligious EngagementReligious/Social ConservatismReligious StruggleI thought life is about the pursuit of happiness?Actually happiness is a byproduct of bringing goodness into others lives, family, friends, communityCaring of othersCharitable Involvement Money can buy everything is a mythI am powerless, Theres nothing I can do Never underestimate what the Defiant Human Spirit can accomplishHappiness often entails sufferingSlide Number 36Many times in life we face setbacks and we wonderSlide Number 38Only time and perspective will let you knowSunrise!

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