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  • the basic premise of a higher purpose, notes an omnipotent, intelligent and conscious existence that it's at its core one's real self.

  • This concept of a higher purpose is at the base of religions and religious practices in Buddhism.

  • Ah, higher purpose is at the core of the religion.

  • Nirvana, literally meaning enlightenment is tthe e elimination of your worldly existence and earthly desires and actions to eventually achieve liberation from the constant cycles of rebirth.

  • The Orthodox form of Hinduism involves aspects of life that are part of Dharma or your higher purpose.

  • Dharma includes acquiring wealth, gaining knowledge and finally achieving self liberation called moksha and Christianity.

  • The Holy Spirit, which is a part of the whole eternity, serves as a moral and spiritual guide for our lives.

  • When you believe in Jesus Christ, you enter heaven after you die, thus achieving your highest purpose as a believer from a secular standpoint.

  • Ah, higher purpose means seeking something that is bigger than yourself.

  • Ah, higher purpose has significance in modern society.

  • It motivates us to find a meaningful reason for our existence, and it provides fulfillment to our lives because we feel the need to have connections with others simply do a quick Google search and you will find countless resource is and industries devoting to helping people seek a higher purpose.

  • But we can't have a higher purpose if we don't recognize that there is an inner true self.

  • I believe we must know ourselves in orderto have a higher purpose now.

  • This may sound counterintuitive for me to say that the initial focus in seeking a purpose higher than self is to focus on yourself.

  • But once we know art yourselves, we have created a foundation from which our lives may grow outward and upward.

  • Knowing what is at our core is the foundation for growth.

  • Self knowledge becomes our baseline.

  • The springboard.

  • The strength of the base determines the strength of the growth.

  • An example is classical education, in which there are three stages of trivia, grammar, dialectic and rudder grammar, or the stage in which students are provided.

  • A baseline of knowledge is vital for higher stages of learning.

  • I am currently preparing for an advanced placement language exam, where and I will be expected to provide rhetorical analyses on various passages of texts I will draw.

  • In my early years spent developing a foundation and punctuation, syntax, reading and spelling.

  • Without the grammar years of my education spent developing those basic skills, any rhetorical analysis would be impossible to produce and impossible for our friends at College Board to interpret.

  • The same goes for advanced studies in science, math, social science and the arts.

  • Ballet dancers don't begin their training by putting on a pair of pointe shoes and hitting the stage.

  • There are years spent in soft shoes at the bar, learning and owning basic technical skills.

  • I've spoken to you about the origins of a higher purpose and that you need to know your true self in order to seek one.

  • So many of you may be wondering how to achieve self knowledge.

  • The first step is to listen more than speak, observe more than act and absorb more than infiltrate modern society encourages us to take challenges head on and take no prisoners in our approach to others.

  • But if we air this loud and our interactions with others, we missed the opportunity to learn what is at our core.

  • I challenge you to quiet your thoughts.

  • Emotions and actions absorb more than infiltrate, clear your inner slate to start the process of self examination.

  • Be ready for the challenge of self examination.

  • I know that it's going to be hard.

  • We're not born knowing ourselves.

  • In fact, our society is a constant barrage of campaigns, both literal and subliminal, aimed at affecting how we feel about ourselves as individuals and how we feel about our roles in our communities.

  • My generation is under attack.

  • Pop culture, driven by savvy multibillion dollar information management industries, provides a constant onslaught of images that just start.

  • Really, The danger to one who does not know their true self is that they're easily assuaged to believe the false imagery, to believe in rhetoric to literally lose themselves in the constant pursuit of things that are not only unattainable but inherently dangerous.

  • No, that discovering yourself will expose things you don't love about yourself, our insecurities and our weaknesses.

  • It won't be comfortable at first, but with time and mindfulness, connecting with our true self becomes second nature and enables us to be comfortable with not just one strengths and successes, but with one's weaknesses and failures.

  • Act with empathy when we open up beliefs and to the beliefs and feelings of others were acting within our true self, we're able to be in a state of connection with others.

  • That, in turn, reveals our own inner truths.

  • Having an empathetic mindset opens our minds and hearts to understanding different viewpoints and beliefs of others.

  • Having this open mind allows us to add to our own personal wealth of knowledge from which we can then draw in determining our own beliefs and values.

  • An example is seeing the world as a giant puzzle of which we are a peace.

  • While we may strongly disagree with others and lifestyles, beliefs or values were all part of a larger picture the global puzzle of humanity.

  • Be comfortable with yourself.

  • Start by knowing what you believe.

  • Ask yourself what are my core values and what values are most important to me?

  • Ask yourself, How do you approach right versus wrong thinking?

  • If your reactions to right versus wrong tend to be black and white or absolute, try practice thinking and what it's called.

  • The gray areas resist the urge to make determinations with an all or nothing mindset.

  • When you were willing to consider values that seem incongruent with your true self, you're actually affirming what you believe.

  • Subsequently, be prepared to defend your beliefs to others and share your beliefs.

  • When appropriate, Be prepared to receive information that may conflict with your inner values and beliefs.

  • Challenge yourself to present your beliefs with love and in a way that is thought provoking rather than fear provoking.

  • You have to realize that your beliefs may change with time and circumstance, but our core values remain the foundation of our true self for the rest of our lives.

  • One step to be comfortable with yourself is knowing your personality.

  • How do you act when you're alone versus with other people?

  • Sure, you portraying to the outside world.

  • And is this Congrats with your true self?

  • How do you react to the good and bad that life throws at you when dealing with tough situations?

  • Does the presence of others lift your spirit, or do you deal with tough situations?

  • Best by taking time to be alone?

  • No.

  • Your body by understanding your natural biorhythms.

  • Tampa Prep is a great example of understanding the natural biorhythms of middle and high school age students by having a later school start time at 8:50 a.m. Learn your biorhythms by asking yourself, What times of the day are you most active and what times you need to allow for rest and downtime.

  • Know what your body can and can't be, so that you can discard external images of that perfect outward appearance.

  • Knowing our body type and body limitations, including disabilities, allows us to accept challenges that are possible and reject those that are not.

  • It is the first but very important step to developing a healthy body image and is vital to both young men and women in our society.

  • No your preferences by asking yourself what you like and dislike without the input from others.

  • Defining what you truly like and dislike takes courage, but it allows a path free of inner conflict.

  • When we keep doing something that we don't enjoy or we neglect to choose what makes us happy, we're in fact giving away a part of our true self.

  • This brings me to my next point of knowing your dreams.

  • Make sure you know each and every step needed to achieve your goal.

  • For example, if you want to be a professional musician, ask yourself what instrument you like to play best.

  • The type of schooling you'll need.

  • Do you want to join a rock band or join an orchestra?

  • So what happens when you achieve this self knowledge?

  • The first thing that happens is you recognize yourself.

  • Work Feelings of Southwark enable us to create barriers that protect what we value, believe in dream.

  • These barriers become our inner voice that tells us when something is not right and tells us when to act or speak in defense of ourself or others.

  • The more comfortable we become with our true self, the more authentic our lives become.

  • This pursuit of self knowledge subconsciously creates state of congruence e our true self matches with the life we purposely choose to live.

  • We've all heard the phrase lying to oneself and the harm that such an existence can bring.

  • I believe the times in my life are the toughest when my words and actions don't match with what I believe in my core.

  • Knowing myself allows me to align my words and actions with what I know to be true, and it helps me to defend myself through positive self reflection and respectful interactions with others against what I believe to be harmful to my core being we can withstand disappointment, defeat and even tragedy without engaging and self harm.

  • We can recognize the subject ih Vitti In life and withstand challenges that seem personal.

  • We can reject behaviors that bring risk to ourselves or others.

  • Something wonderful happens when we're comfortable with our true Selves.

  • We're able to go beyond reach farther and seek that purpose higher than ourselves.

  • We can take that growth mindset that focused within and go beyond our own lives, our own communities and our own journeys.

  • It's no coincidence that the inadvertent influencers around us are Individuals who know themselves are comfortable in their own skin and are thus able to be vulnerable and service to others.

  • When the chains of self doubt, insecurity and self harm are broken, we're able to be open to others.

  • We're in communion with others.

  • We're free to rebuke judgment and instead view our interactions with others as pieces to a giant puzzle that make up a holistic worldview.

  • Those who leave the lives incongruent with their true self risk manifestations of intolerance rather than love.

  • It's exhausting trying to maintain a facade that is in reality, protecting a very confused Raj.

  • I'll sense of self, and this confusion is often released on others in the form of bigotry, intolerance and judgment.

  • I'm grateful to be speaking on behalf of an academic institution that encourages its students to be yourself, go beyond inspire next and seek a higher purpose than self.

  • It's pretty ironic that I stand before you today representing these ideals, since I've only been a part of Tampa Prep for six months.

  • I made a really difficult decision to transfer right before the start of my junior year and in August found myself on a bus to North Carolina on the prep junior trip to camp in the mountains of the Pisgah National Forest.

  • With 120 strangers literally hours after enrolling, I knew no one and no one knew me.

  • And the decision to transfer hasn't been easy.

  • As I've struggled to find my place, gain opportunities and develop new relationships, I've also struggled with personal adversity and watch those I love do the same.

  • But at the core of it all, knowing myself allows me to seek my higher purpose and enables me to persevere through the difficult times everyone faces adversity, whether it's in your school life, your home life, life, our professional environments or our spiritual lives.

  • My wish for you is to know yourself to be comfortable with the great and not so great that is, at your core, maintained a personal growth mindset that becomes your base, your springboard to whatever is bigger, better and higher than your singular existence in this world simple.

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Higher purpose than self starts with self | Dorian Connors | TEDxTampaPrep

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/04/04
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