At some point many of us awaken to the desire to have a more meaningful, inspiring life and leave a legacy for future generations. You can choose an overarching theme for a legacy but what if you saw each moment as an opportunity to respond to people and situations in a way that aligns with your future legacy?
As the end of the year nears and we get close to the darkest day of the year, it’s a good time to explore whether life feels meaningful to you.
It’s also a time to look at how well equipped you are to navigate the darker times in life.
Living a meaningful life means we have to face, not run from or avoid, struggle and pain.
The older I get, the more I find truth in the Buddha’s statement: Life is Suffering.
It’s not that we don’t have fun, fall in love, or experience pleasure, but pain, stress and dissatisfaction are part of life.
We get sick, people die, relationships end and we face many other struggles.
And life can be mundane, as we accomplish all the daily tasks needed to survive.
It has also become clear to me though, through various teachings, that we can experience pain without suffering; that each interaction is an opportunity to deepen our connection with self and others; and that living a meaningful life happens in the little moments as much as the big ones.
On today’s Man Alive Podcast I was joined by Chance Taureau, consultant, leader and trainer for The Mankind Project International. He is one of the most deep and honest human beings I’ve met. This conversation is perfect for end of year reflection.
In this powerful episode we discussed:
- How to suffer well and gain gems to make life more meaningful
- The deep and honest layers of living life to the fullest
- Victor Frankl’s wisdom (from surviving the Holocaust) about your power to truly make choices
- Gaining clarity on what your life is really about
- How to shift from reactions to responses that are in alignment with your future legacy
As you head into the holidays and start thinking about the new year, it may be time to take a deeper look at your life and choices. It doesn’t have to be a painful process. My clients will tell you it is relieving, empowering and even fun.
If you are struggling, or curious about about being more inspired and excited about your love life, career or leaving a legacy, tell me more about yourself here and we’ll schedule a time to talk.
May you experience peace and connection this holiday season!
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Chance Taureau’s private practice, as well as the other organizations he serves, have the mission to assist individuals find deeper, clearer understandings of themselves and their choices. This lays the foundation needed to make small, sustainable changes that last a lifetime to improve quality of life, health, and relationships. He has worked with thousands of individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds toward results driven change through Taureau Consulting and as a Leader and Trainer for The Mankind Project International.
He initially volunteered and has since become involved with The Mankind Project International in other capacities for over fifteen years now.
His other passions include teaching intercultural literacy, peace building, and developing programs and serving organizations for Armed Service Veterans with the great hope of helping them integrate back into society and share their gifts, beauty, and brilliance with their communities.
In his free time his loves to travel and pursue greater levels of fitness. He’s an avid indoorsman and could probably bench press you.