Five keys for crossing the desert of purpose

In my last article I gave you an overview of the hero’s journey, which is an archetype for finding and living purpose. The aspiring hero receives a call. She accepts it and commits. Eventually, she hits the desert — the long and lonely slog of commitment, hard...

Climbing the REAL mountain of purpose

Over the past several months I’ve been quietly yet feverishly building something big and exciting behind the scenes. (To learn what it is, click here.) It’s a complex project. There are tons of moving parts, so many little decisions that need to be made along the way....

Memento mori

Imagine an existence with no death. You reach adulthood, and then you never grow old, your body never wears out. You never lose anyone you know to the great beyond. You have unlimited time to do and accomplish anything you can imagine. Want to become the CEO of a big...

Playing hide-and-seek with the universe

The universe is always playing hide-and-seek with us. It twists and turns, bounces and bends in an eternal dance of awakening. It hides because it loves to be found. It loves the awakening moments, the epiphanies, the “ah-ha’s.” It lives for the moments that make us...

The puzzle of humanity

A small group of travelers awoke one day out of the blue in a new world. They had no idea how they had gotten there or what they were doing there. They knew nothing about their new world. It was dangerous and scary, but also hospitable, fascinating, and breathtakingly...

The strange starting point of purpose

We take the whole damn thing too seriously. Life, I mean. I invite you to consider a possibility: What if the whole thing was just a game? What if… Culturally, we believe the universe, the plan, the framework of existence to be a serious endeavor. Screw it up...