OVERVIEW OF M4L PROJECTOVERVIEW OF M4L PROJECT 1.A practical guide to meaningful living 2.A road map for living a good life. 3.An interdisciplinary introductory course on the positive psychology of flourishing 4.The human quest for meaning – a journey of finding answers to the most important questions in life 5.A course on life intelligence
LIfe Lesson 1: Know yourselfLIfe Lesson 1: Know yourself •Know who you are •Discover your true self •Understand the forces that have shaped you •Can’t escape from yourself •Can’t pretend to be somebody else •Have to accept both your strengths and weaknesses •Learn to live with yourself
LIfe Lesson 2: Know what really matters In lIfeLIfe Lesson 2: Know what really matters In lIfe •Discover pure gold in a world of trinkets & counterfeits. •Discover something worth fighting and dying for. •Don’t settle with anything less. •Know and live by your core values.
DIctIonary defInItIons of "good“DIctIonary defInItIons of "good“ 1.morally excellent; virtuous; righteous; pious: a good man. 2. satisfactory in quality, quantity, or degree: a good teacher; good health. 3.of high quality; excellent. 4. right; proper; fit: It is good that you are here. His credentials are good. 5. well-behaved: a good child
What Is your choIce?What Is your choIce? •Status quo vs. Change •Conformity vs. Authenticity •Pleasure vs. Discipline •Yielding to temptation vs. Resisting temptation •Expediency vs. Principle •Serving money vs. Serving God •Paddling downstream vs. Paddling upstream
A paradIgm changeA paradIgm change •The good life cannot be based on fulfilling all of one’s desires and wants. •Nor can it be based on achieving personal happiness and success. •We need a change in basic value orientation. •We need a Meaning Mindset. • Real personal transformation begins on the inside.
The good lIfe Is a contented lIfeThe good lIfe Is a contented lIfe When Siddhartha listened attentively to this river, to the song of a thousand voices; when he did not listen to the sorrow or laughter, when he did not bind his soul to any one particular voice and absorb it in his Self, but heard them all, the whole, the unity; then the great song of a thousand voices consisted of one word: Om — perfection.