In the Centered Life Model the quality in life is measured thanks to two subjective aspects: your level of well-being and your sense of purpose.
Well-being concerns how much, during your day, you have a sensation coming from your core self that makes you feel good about your “being in this word”. It does not have to be a continuous feeling, it matters that at the end of the day you have the awareness that you had this sensation.
Sense of purpose means that you have the feeling, again coming from you core self, that what you are doing is meaningful because in line with your values and life objectives.
Both feelings come from your core self: great tools to become fully aware of them are relaxation exercises and meditation; indeed, shallow emotions can be misleading, because these two sensations do not depend on the money you earn or on your position in society, but on how your core self relates to reality.
Well, this description may look vague; but if you work hard, or earn a lot of money, or own/do a lot of things but you still feel a strong emotion of dissatisfaction, and you do not find the reason why, I would suggest thinking about the quality in your life using the definition above. This approach, foundation of the Centered Life Model, might be challenging for you, but it can give you a definitive answer to your question and a way forward.
No promise of pills of happiness here, we stick to reality. One of the main objectives of the Centered Life Model is to define effective tools to increase the quality in life to the highest level achievable, and one of the biggest step forward is to fully understand and accept to what extent quality in life can be achieved by a human being: this acceptance leads to true happiness.
One possible objection is that this approach is only focused on the self, so the people around us are forgotten: the answer of the Centered Life Model is in the difference between a self-centred attitude, and the centred-self.
The path toward quality in life is made up of seven simple steps . This path is open to everyone.
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