December 2019

The Consequence for a Lack of Purpose

The Consequence for a Lack of Purpose

Jim Ellis Legacy Magazine Editor That fulfillment - that realization - that knowing - that feeling ... when we are on the path that serves our higher purpose. It's what the classic mythologist Joseph Campbell acknowledged when he observed humans walking the walk of...

Haiku and The Bard

Haiku and The Bard

I'm a wri... I'm a writ...... I could never finish the sentence, like Fonzie in that episode of Happy Days trying to admit he was wrong. "I was wro..." he said. "I was wro..." https://youtu.be/fbMKjLe-RFA I'm a writer. I couldn't state that unequivocally until I found...

What Can You Do To Collide With Your Destiny?

What Can You Do To Collide With Your Destiny?

Crawford Hart Guest Writer When you refer to the idea of purpose, there seems to be two different applications of the concept. One suggests purely intentional activity, as in, “I don’t think it’s an accident you’re being a asshole; I think you’re doing it on purpose.”...

How Are You Living YOUR Life?

How Are You Living YOUR Life?

David Plante Guest Writer PURPOSE: Why are you on this planet. Are you taking up space and oxygen, or are you here to do something? You are here because your forefathers were winners. Entire generations have been eradicated from this planet, yet you are still...

Questions of Purpose Answered

Questions of Purpose Answered

Gary Wojciechowski MDI Contributor I take it to heart: "Are you living your purpose?""What purpose do you choose?""What does it mean to live your purpose?" Am I living my purpose? Well yes, although not always as fully as I would like. What purpose do I choose? I...

Gratitude!

Operation Turkey Day

Operation Turkey Day

By Dr. Mark Schillinger Division CoordinatorGuest Writer Each year on Thanksgiving, the non-profit organization Young Men’s Ultimate Weekend hosts an event called "Operation T Day." Originally created by a team of Bay Area men over two decades ago, the event feeds...

What I Learned In MDI

What I Learned In MDI

David Plante Guest Contributor Here is a list of things I learned from the men when I was a member of the international men's organization, MDI. If it weren't for those men, I would not be where I am today.   Owning my shit, even if it stinks, keeps me in...

Thank You For That Sharp Experience

Thank You For That Sharp Experience

Jim Ellis Legacy Magazine Editor Ah yes, every once in awhile, in life, we get that sharp experience, one that hurts us, harms us, wounds us, jabs us, perhaps stabs us right there in the back. We toss and turn in the toil and turmoil. It's a drag and a half. We can be...

Thank You MDI

Thank You MDI

Marc Prestera MDI Contributor Even with all that has happened in the past year with my "One MDI" organization, I continue to bask in gratitude of the legacy and life of Mentor Discover Inspire. “Thank you Dad” - that phrase has always meant more than I could have ever...

Gratitude So Close to the Bone of Life

Gratitude So Close to the Bone of Life

Craig Jones Columnist It’s November once again, seriously autumn, and the year is seriously elderly and seriously coming undone. Can a year be in its senescence?  We're in the month of Thanksgiving, by fiat of Abraham Lincoln. This nation will by God stop and...

Sometimes I Felt Like A Brotherless Child

Sometimes I Felt Like A Brotherless Child

Dan Kempner MDI Contributor My wife runs a little school in our house, for teaching English to Vietnamese children. This means that twice a week, for four hours, my house becomes a war zone of sorts. The couch is a trampoline, rooms are hide-and-seek havens. The...

Forever Grateful to This Mysterious Man

Forever Grateful to This Mysterious Man

Crawford Hart Guest Contributor I want to acknowledge my gratitude for a man I have never met and never will, even though he is closer to me then perhaps any other in my life. For many years I wasn’t even aware of his existence, not in any empirical sense. Perhaps I...

Thank You Dad

Thank You Dad

Eric Louie MDI Contributor Some of you know my relationship with my father.  We’ve had our differences over the years.  I’ve held him in both high esteem and low opinion, and sometimes held those opposite positions in subsequent minutes or hours. ...

AWESOME QUOTES ON PURPOSE!

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“It’s not enough to have lived. We should be determined to live for something.” ―Winston S. Churchill

“People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.” ―Dalai Lama

“The heart of human excellence often begins to beat when you discover a pursuit that absorbs you, frees you, challenges you, or gives you a sense of meaning, joy, or passion.” ―Terry Orlick

“Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement.” ―W. Clement Stone

“The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.” ―Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“You were put on this earth to achieve your greatest self, to live out your purpose, and to do it courageously.”
― Steve Maraboli

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