A 30-Day (Personal Development) Challenge, Day 5: Reading A New Earth: Awakening to your Life’s purpose

Hey there friend, how are you? I’m Clark, and welcome back to my 30-day personal development challenge/case study. Before starting Day 5, you may have a look at my Day 4 activities and findings (if any). I am going to raise and maintain my vibration (good feelings) to/at a level which is greater than it has ever been in these 30 days, and it’s coming along well if I do say so myself. Today we look at some understanding/insights that I got when I read A New Earth: Awakening to your Life’s purpose.

If you have been following my journey up until now, you’d know that I’m reading this book as part of my 30-day challenge. I’m trying to read a chapter per day, give or take, but for sure I can definitely finish the book by the end of these 30 days. And from time to time I shall update you if I feel there are worthwhile things to share.

Life Will Give You What You Need

A good way we can go through life is by believing that life is giving you what you need right now in order for you to live happier, end suffering and/or manifest better life circumstances. How do we know that? Because it is happening right now. If we can somehow believe that, then we’ll be able to begin letting go of our tight grip on our current life circumstances and go where life wants us to go.

Suffering might be a sign that life recognizes your readiness to take the next step and reach a level that you’ve never been at before. It might be telling you to practice meditation. It might be telling you to let go of your resentment, your envy, your worries, and live life happier, satisfied with what-is but eager for more.

Related: What is Meditation, and How to Practice

Release Attachment to Things

When we die, there is nothing we carry over to the next stage of our journey, whatever or wherever it might be. That doesn’t mean we need to give up our material possessions. By all means appreciate them, have fun gathering them. Marvel at something’s beauty when you see it in the mall; ask yourself, is it necessary for it to be in your home before you can appreciate it and feel satisfied? You’d know that you’re attached to something when the thought of losing it makes you feel bad.

Attachment doesn’t have to be to material objects alone. You might be attached to your identity as a senior management guy in a really important company, your identity as a father, you as a son, you as someone spiritual, you as an always sick person, your intelligence, your beauty, etc. And when it goes away, you might feel upset, or useless, or at a loss as to what to do, or question your purpose in life. And you’ll desperately find something, anything, to fill that gap.

The good news is being aware that you’re attached to something removes some of its power or hold over you. The realization is the first step.

Related: The Purpose of Life

Humor Kills the Ego?

Eckhart Tolle advised us to smile or laugh when we detect egoic behavior in ourselves. I read somewhere that the ego, which is the unconscious you or me, cannot exist in the face of humor. I supposed that person is talking about real humor, and not those where you’re delighted that someone has suffered some kind of misfortune.

Having said that, I’m reminded that it has been a long time since I watched a comedy. Now if you’ll excuse me…

Watch Out For The Next Part!

That all for today, folks! Again, I think my quest to raise my vibration is coming along well if I do say so myself. Thank you for staying with me on this journey, I certainly hope you’re enjoying it! If you have any questions or comments at all, just leave them below and I shall get back to you as soon as I can. Till the next time. Thanks a lot!

Read next: A 30-Day (Personal Development) Challenge, Day 6

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