Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Three Levels in Life

Here we are again with another lesson from Oprah's Lifeclass.  Rick Warren was the guest teacher on an episode about his book "A Purpose Driven Life".  Part of his lesson was discussing the three main levels of life that we all live in,

Survival is that level when you are just going through the motions.  Wake up, go to work, come home, watch tv, eat dinner and go back to bed to start it all again tomorrow.  You are basically just going through life doing just what you need to do to get by.  No attempts to change or grow just "surviving".

Success is the level in which many of us live.  We have a job, house, family, kids, own material things and overall seem successful in life.  It is not the highest level that you can live at but it is a slightly more conscious place to be at.

Significance is the highest level in life, and what we should all try to obtain.  When you are at this level you truly realize the meaning and value of life.  You are aware of what your existence means to the world and people around you.  You value life and the relationships in your life.  You take the lessons and learn from them.  You express gratitude and compassion.  Life has meaning and you realize and acknowledge it at every moment.

What level are you currently living in?  If you are not at Significance, what is keeping you from getting there?

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