I’ve been in the midst of developing the new free e-Course 21 Days of Purpose that is meant to support a key and radically important natural anti-depressant from Uncovering Happiness – Purpose/Compassion. Creating purpose is a process of understanding your personal personal values and how to put them into action in ways that serve something greater than yourself. In developing this 21 day course and starting to go through it, really amazing things have happened for me, the primary one being that this awareness and motivation to live with purpose and compassion is often on my mind.
I love this, it’s really amazing how having giving on your mind creates a feeling of empowerment, connection and happiness.
I’ve been developing an online symposium on Uncovering Happiness where I’m interviewing a number of different people, for example, Byron Katie, Rick Hanson, Dan Harris, Dan Siegel, Sharon Salzberg, Tara Brach and so many others. I’ll launch this sometime in April or May (I hope).
During an interview with Byron Katie she said, “If you have something valuable, you have to give it away, you just have to.”
We can allow our minds to pick that statement apart (and they’ll want to) to find the holes in it, but if you just take a moment and lean into what she is saying here, where do you notice this is true?
How would you feel if you started giving a little more?
As I say in Uncovering Happiness, the caveat here is for caregivers who are really burnt out on giving, in this case the entry point for you would be self-compassion and you’ll find a free self-compassion meditation on our new website for The Center for Mindful Living in Los Angeles (website launching soon).
I made this e-Course free because it’s completely in line with the value of the course itself. The time and energy I have spent in creating this is an act of giving and my hope is that it creates magnificent ripple effects as people prime their minds more toward compassion.
Ultimately, learning how to get increasingly better at living a compassionate life will only go back to serve you as it’s not only a natural anti-depressant, but it also simply serves to uncover happiness.
Here’s a truth in life:
You have a purpose in being here…
… and part of that is remembering that
you are part of something much larger than yourself.
I would love it if you chose to join 21 Days of Purpose, it’s free and it’s good. Let’s try and bring as much of this into the world as we can, it needs it.
Elisha Goldstein, PhD
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Adapted from Mindfulness and Psychotherapy