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The Meaning of Life

A couple of years ago I was in the studio doing a webinar that was being broadcast live to a few thousand people.  After being on the air for two hours, at the very end of the broadcast the interviewer says, “Dr. Chris, we only have about thirty seconds left, and I just have one more question for you:  What’s the meaning of life?”  And I said, “You want me to answer that in thirty seconds, do you?  Well, actually I can.”


The meaning of life, and more specifically the purpose of your life, is to fully express all that God has created you to be, to not leave this planet with one ounce of potential left inside you.  Give the world the full dose.  It’s just that simple.  You are here to be what Nature intended you to be:  a fully expressed, once-in-a-lifetime, never-again-repeated-in-all-of-history, unique, strange and powerful individual.


You would think that would be pretty easy to do.  If all we have to do is be what Nature intended us to be, you would assume we’d discover that fairly early in life and set out doing it.  But it doesn’t happen that way.  We just don’t hear that message very often.


No one told me to boldly go where no man has gone before, except in the opening credits of Star Trek.  When I was a young boy, no one said,  “Trust your heart, Chris.  It knows the real you.  Don’t conform to others’ wishes.  Find the talent God gave you.  It’s been left inside awaiting your discovery.”  Most people don’t hear that kind of message, unless they have an enlightened family member who encourages them or a teacher at school who is able to see in them what they don’t yet see in themselves.


How do you think the world would be different if we told every child, “Your only duty in life is to be what you are.  Be true to your nature.  Stay true to your talent.  Be yourself.”  How do you think your life would have been different if someone had told you that at five years old, or ten or even twenty?


From The Power of You by Dr. Chris Michaels

1 Comment

  • Maura DeYong

    I can relate to this message so well. After discovering Science of Mind and religious science over the past few months, I have realized my life path was headed in the wrong direction. Specifically, I had gone to school and gotten bachelor’s and master’s degrees in a field I am not passionate about simply because that is what my Dad wanted me to do. Now, I am rerouting my life and following my passion and what I feel I should be doing. My son is starting college and all I tell him is to do what he wants to do. We are both starting down new pathways for our lives! Follow your passion and your heart and everything else will fall into place.