We start out in life with the intrinsic wisdom of a child. As we grow into adults, we lose some of that valuable child-like wisdom & courage.
This is the story of how my experiences fighting in Afghanistan became the catalyst for peace.
We have all asked ourselves the BIG questions in life: what is my purpose here? What is the meaning of life?...We keep asking these BIG questions, but what if the answers are self-evident & lie within us?
Sometimes we force ourselves to work hard in the hopes that overworking ourselves will produce success. In reality, overworking doesn't have much to do with success. Success if driven by passion.
Thriving in troubled times is about finding sustenance for inspiration. This is the well from which I draw my hope-sustaining waters.
In the wild eyes of horses, there is unending & enviable freedom. Did you know, The Essential Life accepts creative writing pieces? If you'd like to share your writing, contact us at info@TheEssentialLife.org.
A reflection on empathy through the lens of the 1999 Columbine shooting.
When you pass judgement, or you bully someone, this is what is feels like.
There are so many big questions within a single existence. True courage is being brave enough to ask the tough questions, get the answer & keep moving forward.
The only expectations you should live up to are the ones you have for yourself. Don't worry about how others define you. Life is better lived learning to define yourself.
Everything changes. It happens fast. If you're not where you want to be right now, keep dreaming & working towards those dreams!
There is good to be found in self absorption.
Can goodness grow when we find ourselves in a state of wanting?
Your soul is your guidance – guiding you though life, you can call on it at any time.
Is it possible to find 40 & to find yourself, healthier & happier than you've ever been before? This is the story how one woman found 40 just like that.
Your skin, the largest organ of your body, is the connect between the world outside you & all that is within you.
Be true to your self, always - it's a mantra that was written on a piece of paper & just waiting to be found.
Sometimes, selfishness is sustenance. Sometimes, selfishness is completely necessary.
In this article, we look at what truly makes life full. Is it success? Or is it leaving a lasting positive impression on the world & people around you?
In this article, Victor looks at the nature of struggle in life & shares the importance of facing each struggle head on, in order to find success in life.
The Essential Life Blog
Wisdom & Philosophy
Wisdom is all around us. It is everywhere & in everything. Too receive wisdom, all we must do is listen. We must listen to ourselves & to our hearts. We must listen to nature, the trees & to the wisdom of the wild. We must listen to others, both to what others say & to what they don't say. Only in listening do we ourselves become wise.
There is wisdom in sharing & it is in sharing that we believe we truly learn to live The Essential Life. Living The Essential Life is all about wisdom & sharing that wisdom. Not just our own wisdom, but that of our entire community. We believe that by coming together with open hearts & open minds, to work collaboratively with the members of our community, all of whom see life through a different lens then we do, we can find true wisdom & share it, not just within The Essential Life community, but with the world at large as well.
The Essential Life was built on the fervent desire to provide a platform for others to share. Not only is sharing therapeutic for the writer, it also touches the lives of each person who reads those words & finds hope in what they read. It is our desire to facilitate that hope by sharing articles & personal stories of trial & triumph. If you have a story to share, we would love to hear from you. You can share your story with The Essential Life community here.
Make your mark on The Essential Life. Become a contributor.