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“As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.”

Carl Jung

Carl Jung, the famous Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst identified four major stages of personal growth. As we awaken and mature in our own development, we find that we move forward through these various stages and as we do, we become more comfortable in our own skin.

We become self-actualized, centered and grounded, are aligned with Universal energy. We are at one with all living things and live with trust and internal peace.

Each step of growth will affect the depth, breadth and quality of your life experience and ultimately, your ability to know what it means to be fully human.

Take a moment now to briefly examine your own thoughts, emotions, actions, reactions and inactions. As you review the different stages, what is your personal experience regarding these four stages of life? In which one do you currently find yourself?

1 The Athlete Stage

At this stage, we are mostly preoccupied with our physical appearance and with the way our body looks. We are sensitive with the way others look at us and see us. During this stage, we might stay for hours looking and admiring or criticizing our reflection in the mirror. Our body and our looks are the most important things to us – nothing else.

2 The Warrior Stage

During this stage, our main concern is to go out there and conquer the world, to do our best, be the best and get the very best, to do what warriors do, and act like warriors act.

This is a stage when we continually think of ways to get more than everybody else, a stage of comparison, of defeating those around us so we can feel better because we have achieved more because we are the warriors, the brave and successful ones. This might show up in a job position or in social climbing or material possessions.

3 The Statement Stage 

At this stage in your life, you realize what you have achieved so far is not enough for you to feel fulfilled, to be happy… you are now looking for ways to make a difference in the world, for ways to serve those around you.

You are now preoccupied with ways to start giving. You now realize what you chased after until now, money, power, possessions etc. will keep on appearing in your life, but you no longer attribute them the same value as before, you no longer are attached to those things because you are now in a different stage of your life, where you know there is more to life than that.

You receive them, you accept them and you are grateful, but you are ready to let go of them at any time. You are looking for ways to stop thinking only about yourself, of ways to receive and start focusing on living a life of service. All you want to do at this stage is give.

You now know that giving is receiving and it is time for you to stop being selfish, egotistical and self-centered and think of ways to help those in need, to leave this world better than it was when you arrived.

4 The Stage of the Spirit

According to Jung, this will be the last stage of our life, a stage where we realize none of those previous 3 stages are really who and what we are. We realize we are more than our body, we are more than our possessions, more than our friends, our country and so on.

We come to the realization that we are divine beings, spiritual beings having a human experience, and not human beings having a spiritual experience. We now know this is not our home, and we are not what we thought we are. We are in this world, but not of it.

We are now able to observe ourselves from a different perspective. We are now capable of stepping out of our own mind, out of our own body and understand who we really are, to see things the way they are. We become the observer of our lives. We realize we are not that which we notice, but the observer of what we notice.

More than 2500 years ago, the ancient Chinese philosopher, Lao-Tsu was trying to teach us just that. He was trying to show us how to get to the last stage of evolvement – the spiritual stage.

He asked:

“Can you step back from your own mind and understand all things? Can you give birth and nourish, without possessing? Can you achieve and accomplish without attachment? Can you act with no expectations, lead and not control?”

As you evolve and continue on your personal journey of self-discovery, I encourage you to participate in the Self Mastery programs, which are specifically designed to assist you to grow, and move up these steps in the most effective ways possible with guidance and support.

Learn how to live a balanced, joyful, fulfilling life in the here and now without causing or experiencing unnecessary turmoil or distress. Anyone who can harmonize with universal energy will be at peace with existence. These are the people whose lives are filled with “miracles”.

Life is a journey and we are never done. Never. It is only with your last breath that your growth here on earth is complete…and then another journey begins…

 

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