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David R. Loy: The Meaning of It All

“The more the universe seems comprehensible, the more it also seems pointless.” —Steven Weinberg, Nobel laureate in physics The most important thing that humans create is meaning. Because of our distinctive ways of valuing and intending, it is with us (or, to express it less dualistically: in us, as […]

Tiffany Shlain: What is the Meaning of Life?

Excellence Reporter: Tiffany, what is the meaning of life? Tiffany Shlain: “The meaning of life is to love deeply, ask many questions, be present, and give back.” *** ~Tiffany Shlain, Emmy-nominated filmmaker, Webby Awards Founder, and the co-founder of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Copyright © 2015 […]

Steve Curtin on the Meaning of Life

Life is a series of contributions; past, present, and future, the sum of which represent one’s legacy ~Steve Curtin, author, speaker, who has 20 years of experience between hotel operations, sales and marketing, training and development, and customer service roles working for Marriott International, one of the premiere […]

Jonah Berger: Finding Meaning

Doing what you love and loving what you do! ~Jonah Berger, best-selling author, marketing professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Berger is an expert on word of mouth, viral marketing, social influence, social contagion, and trends. Copyright © 2015 Excellence Reporter

Chip Bell on The Meaning of Life

Excellence Reporter: Chip, what is the meaning of life? Chip Bell: We are on this planet to serve others with passion. It is our interconnectedness that is the source of our identity, our sustenance and our purpose. But, service lacks influence and impact without passion. Dissect that word […]

Debra M. Lalli: Green Pastures

A quivering in energy, like the uncontrollable laughter of an infant, I grow from innocence, rising from that knowing place deep within the belly. In abandoned glee, I connect with the universe. Breathing, breathing in deeply until the warmth of the stirring sings out in joyous shrieks. Toddle […]

Son of Ephraim: If

If you can forsake, and leave your Mansion; of achievements far behind And smile as those numbers cremate; and dance the breeze in glitter glee If you can work with leaders, free; but vanity’s men succeed, combined, And defend those few but honest minds; embracing truth in all […]

John G. Agno: “what it is”

To help people really know themselves and their life’s work… pay attention to their intentions… get from where they are to where they want to be… and… have greater self-awareness, be on purpose, develop their signature talents and embrace a sense of well-being. We live in an economy where we don’t have to tolerate jobs we hate. For […]

Josh Copiskey: Mind, Body, and Soul

The body, The learning station Studio for your studying soul Brought everything together Taught vitality, Taught control The senses, Embedded sensor Converts hertz to light and sound Interprets inconsistencies of truth Taught balance, dumb or confound If something is wrong you taste it you smell or you can even feel […]

Mark Epstein on the Meaning of Life

Excellence Reporter: Dr. Epstein, what is the meaning of life? Mark Epstein: “Life is a gift. When there is good enough environmental support, meaning can be found.” *** ~Mark Epstein MD, author and psychotherapist, integrating both Buddha’s and Sigmund Freud’s approaches to trauma, who writes about their Copyright […]