Stephen Dinan on the Meaning of Life

Dinan_StephenThe meaning of life is to fulfill your soul’s intentions for incarnating and make a lasting positive impact on our world while living in a state of reverence for all of life.

To do this, you’ll need to awaken to your divinity through spiritual practice and align your life and livelihood with a sense of higher purpose. As you clarify that higher purpose and focus your intentions on making something beautiful happen in service to the world, you can move mountains.

To make a lasting positive impact in the long haul also requires taking care of all levels – your body, emotions, heart, and mind, as well as your relationships. If you honor all aspects of your being as sacred, you nourish each of them and help them flourish. As you do this consistently, you open to a wellspring of energy, health, and joy that allows you to fulfill your mission more easily

Another essential element is to see challenges that arise as part of the curriculum that is preparing you to be the kind of leader who can manifest your higher purpose. Challenges can overwhelm you or strengthen you. If you see each as an opportunity, they add to your capacity rather than wear you down.

It’s also vital that we honor Mother Earth and all her inhabitants as sacred as well, engaging in actions that affirm and celebrate life rather than undermine it. We are truly one family on this beautiful planet and when we remember that and make decisions for the greater good, our days are filled with gratitude.

As you live with this kind of whole-being integrity, your joy and your service become more unified and you feel like you are living out the life you were born to live.


~Stephen Dinan, a noted social entrepreneur and political strategist, is the CEO of The Shift Network, and was previously a senior staffer for both the Institute of Noetic Sciences and Esalen Institute. The author of Sacred America, Sacred World: Fulfilling our Mission in Service to All (Hampton Roads, July 2016) and Radical Spirit: Spiritual Writings from the Voices of Tomorrow (New World Library), he is a graduate of Stanford University and holds an MA from the California Institute of Integral Studies. Dinan is also a member of the prestigious Transformational Leadership Council and Evolutionary Leaders groups.

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