The meaning of life is to succeed with one’s internal development!

Man has throughout its development made an effort to get better. And it is in the nature of man to seek new solutions and increase ability.

But until present, it has mostly been about our external development such as better status, better finances and to save time. We humans are totally absorbed in the phenomenon of time which have full control over our lives. Much of the development has focused on forward, upward and more in terms of material things and power.

This kind of development alone has proven to be quite bad for us. People are more lost than ever before, and many people are wondering about what’s the meaning of life.

To own many tangible things may provide temporary gratification. And when the purchase is well done, you can probably enjoy for a moment, but if the emptiness was there before the purchase, the feeling will come back pretty soon.

So, now it’s really time to embark on a new path and understand that the meaning of life is within us! To be able to find happiness we need to learn to be a better person! Instead of spending all our energy on chasing material things we can use at least a small part of that energy to get better as a person. It will make a huge difference, because we are looking in the right place! If we feel good inside, we can also appreciate and enjoy our material assets more. To succeed with ones internal development takes time and requires some effort, but it is well spent time and energy!

How do we know what is the meaning?

What is the meaning of life? Is it happiness? Happiness is a wonderful feeling that we constantly strive for. But happiness is often short-lived, and there is no one who is happy all the time. So that pursuit of happiness will not give us meaning in our lives. But if we know our goal and have a meaning in our life, we will experience happiness more often. And the moments of unhappiness will not be as long or feel so terrible because people with high exuberance and energy do not remain in an unhappy feeling for so long.

We are all stars in some areas!
We are all stars in some areas! | Source
Be nice!
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Have a goal!
Have a goal! | Source
Imagine your own 80-years birthday!
Imagine your own 80-years birthday! | Source

How to get there!

Focus on your good sides and talents!

All people have good sides and talents. Instead of focusing on what you don’t have or your shortcomings, concentrate instead on the thing that makes you feel good, the actions and emotions that make you happy. If you focus on the things that make you happy and are inspiring instead of struggling with something that you should, you will get inner satisfaction and feel the joy of life.

Be nice!

Nowadays, to be good is almost equal to being stupid or foolish. I think it should be the other way around. To be nice and do nice things for others is instead bold and shows great strength in a human. And the good part is that if you are nice to others it will pay back in the same way! To be good requires that you have empathy and respond to others as they want to be treated. To be able to do that means that you will have to put yourself into another person’s view of life, which is not always so easy. Being nice will pay off in the long run!

Focus on your thoughts!

You are as you think! Our thoughts are very powerful and the things we believe in are what we get. Try to focus more on the positive things in your life instead of the negative. And if you sometimes have negative thoughts it is all right, but do not get stuck with them.

Have a goal!

If you know what you want there is a bigger chance to get there! Maybe you haven’t thought of this yet, but try to get a clear picture of what you want with your life. You do this by thinking about what kind of person you want to be? A good way to get there is to imagine that you are 80 years old, and think about how you then want to look back at your life.

Try to imagine what kind of person you want to be. Maybe you know a person that makes you feel good and have influenced you in a positive way. What is it with that person that influences you positively? Try to formulate your own objectives from how you want to be and what’s important to you. Let it take time, and write down the important things. Make keywords and phrases of the things that you want included. Eventually you will be able to create a sentence for the meaning with your life, or a vision. Let this goal guide you in your daily life all the time. You can use this sentence as a wall words or a wall quote and let your goal be a part of your design!

If you work on your internal development you will eventually see the meaning of your life and at the same time you will hopefully have become a good person!

Be a good person!

What is a good person? That is of course very personal and can vary from man to man. But here are some properties that I think can distinguish a good person:

  • Respect others opinions.
  • Try to understand others before you can expect to be understood.
  • Respect your self.
  • Choose happiness
  • Dare to show and feel emotions
  • Be nice
  • Live the life that you want and not the way that is expected of you!
  • Be present in the moment.
  • Have good self-esteem.

Since we constantly developed, the meaning of our life may be changing as time goes by. And so we have to work with our internal development all our life! Create a happy 80-years birthday for yourself!

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amorea13 6 years ago

Thougtforce - thank you so much for this - it is packed with good advice and it is sensitively and kindly written - it sends out a lot of signals Thougtforce that reveal how YOU have learned to live as you have advised - and that is very powerful. Thank you for finding my words so that I could find yours.


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Scribenet 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Thoughtforce, I agree with you that in society the external development: status, finances, technology, etc. have gone way ahead of inner development!

Developing the inner self would bring a much wiser world into focus. I believe we are capable of being so much more as humans and individuals;yet inner development is still not given much thought or importance except for making money and succeeding in life...LOL


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danichristine 6 years ago

great hub! I see your an evolver and a kind spirited person. Thanks for inspiring others with your words. I am new to this whole thing and its nice to see someone writing about the stuff that matters. your outlook is very similar to my philosophy on personal evolution.. maybe why our paths crossed.


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thougtforce 6 years ago from Sweden Author

Hi, amorea13! I am so pleased that you found my words too, and that you liked it! I hope my way can inspire at least someone! Thanks for your kind words, it is appreciated!


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thougtforce 6 years ago from Sweden Author

Scribinet, Nice to see you! You are so right! But I hope inner development is advancing , even if it goes slowly just now! Thank you for reading and supporting my views!


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thougtforce 6 years ago from Sweden Author

danichristin, I am happy to see you here! That´s the nice thing about hupages, you will meet people with similar views as your one, and some with quite different views! Both can be very interesting. But I am glad that we have the same! Thanks!


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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

Very Powerful thoughts, I follow peace as when I have peace about things I know I'm on the right path for me and when I feel uneasy about something and peace is absent I realize this is something that may not be right for me, stop give it some space and make certain not to get into somthing that may lead me from happiness. Thanks and Peace :)


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thougtforce 6 years ago from Sweden Author

Hi katiem2, What a great way to know if you are on the right track! Probably we all can, if we just slow down and allow our instinct to tell us whats ok! Thank you for sharing, I will try to slow down ant think next time I feel uneasy!


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carrie450 6 years ago from Winnipeg, Canada

A thought provoking hub thougtforce, very well written


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thougtforce 6 years ago from Sweden Author

Thank you Carrie, for your positive feedback! Your comment is always very appreciated!


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tiffany delite 6 years ago from united states

fantastic hub thougtforce! i have chosen this hub for our family devotion time this evening. i especially like what you have to say about being nice...it is so sad to see so many people walking around with a "chip on their shoulder" and it is so refreshing to hear and know that others are interested in spreading the love!! blessings!


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thougtforce 6 years ago from Sweden Author

Hi,tiffany delite, It makes me happy to hear that! I hope your family like it. To be nice is underestimated, and my experience is that I get "pay back", one way or another! Life isn´t always easy, and we have to help each other now and then!

Tank you for taking the time reading, and comment!


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MartieCoetser 6 years ago from South Africa

Excellent hub! This is the second one I’ve read about happiness tonight. I guess Someone up There tries to tell me that I should be more happy than I am :)))) I love your style – a short and sweet concentration on the theme. Voted UP and UP.


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thougtforce 6 years ago from Sweden Author

Martie- my dear friend! Happiness is something we are always searching for, but no one can be happy all the time! I think it is our imagination that others are so happy and successful

Anyway, I believe good fortune will come to you! I think of you as a warm and nice person, so of course it will. Thanks for coming by, I always appreciate to see you here!


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago

I enjoyed reading your fine writing. This is a good Hub. To me, the purpose of life is to serve God and serve my fellow man. Perhaps better said: To love God and love my neighbor as myself. Through focusing on this purpose, the meaning of life becomes clear. Thank you. :-)


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thougtforce 5 years ago from Sweden Author

Hello James A Watkins, I am happy to see you here! That is wonderful thoughts and also a great focus! It does´t need to be more difficult than that. But sometimes I feel that our way of living makes us forget the most vital, so the obvious is forgotten in all our difficulties. Thanks for your input, and for your much appreciated comment!


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Alastar Packer 5 years ago from North Carolina

You've summed up concisely what motivators like say for example Wayne Dwyer, people spend many, many hours and large sums of lucre in trying to absorb.Well done and you've won another fan.


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thougtforce 5 years ago from Sweden Author

Hi Alastar Packer, I feel humbled by your nice comment and I am glad to meet you. Humans are magnificent and could be superior in all areas but I have a feeling that humans as a species have lost track somewhere. And now we are just running towards something and many times without any goal at all! Thanks for stopping by and for your great comment!


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Ashantina 5 years ago

Wow thoughtforce. Such wisdom conveyed with utter simplicity. I really like your perspective!!! Fantastic hub :)

Voted up as beautiful, just cuz it is..


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thougtforce 5 years ago from Sweden Author

Ashantina, the perspective has come with age in my case! And that is how life is, the meaning of life will be clear eventually! Thanks for this visit in my corner and you always leave wonderful comments! Take care ~Tina


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Richard83 5 years ago from West Virginia

Such a well written article. Very inspirational also may I ad. I feel we all judge. We should leave this for God. I always try to put myself in someones shoes. Then I feel what they feel, as you already pointed out above. You are correct in all you say. We stay negative when we should be happy for what we have, happy for our accomplishments, and such forth. You could be a speaker. GREAT HUB! VOTED UP AND BEAUTIFUL. Cause you are.


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thougtforce 5 years ago from Sweden Author

Richard, Thanks for you lovely comment:) If I can help some reader I am more than satisfied! We all have to find the meaning of life for our selfs. My meaning with life may not be to any use for someone else. That is the beauty of it , we are all different and we can learn so much if we don't judge people who thinks different from us. I take your wonderful comment to my heart:) And thanks for all the encouragement!

Tina


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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

I really enjoyed reading your article, what wonderful advice you have given. Our thoughts are extremely powerful and we must focus on the things that we desire in this life and not those that we prefer not to happen. I hope you understand my meaning!


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thougtforce 5 years ago from Sweden Author

Hi Acaetnna! Yes I totally understand what you mean! It is, for some reason, easier for us to think negative so we must focus on the positive things in life.

Thanks for your visit and I am happy you liked this one!

Tina

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