Key 5 - Purposeful Engagement
How you can bring greater purpose and meaning into your life:
“When you see the earth from the moon, you don't see any divisions there of nations or states. This might be the symbol, really, for the new mythology to come. That is the country that we're going to be celebrating .”                               ~ Joseph Campbell

PLANETARY HUMAN does not attempt to define any interested person's ‘purpose in life’. We do, however, work to help individuals define that for themselves; initially by providing the foundation of a deeper and more meaningful contextual awareness of one’s relationship to this remarkable planet through exposure to the Overview.

Our vision is that by deepening our contextual awareness we naturally experience a cognitive shift in our worldview ~ one that is integrative and inclines each individual toward the enhancement of life and the sustenance of living systems. That alone will makes one's life more purposeful. 

We also offer a variety of approaches to assist individuals to uncover their

more specific and unique calling – passion – excitement – bliss.


"The purpose of life is to discover your gift. The meaning of life is to give your gift away."  - David Viscott M.D.

PLANETARY HUMAN offers training to help people of all ages find their way into a more purposeful and meaningful life that they can experience unfolding tangibly; where they know they are contributing to making it a better world and are definitely 'part of the solution’ – whether that occurs on a very immediate personal level, or in a broader sense that includes large swathes of human civilization and the planetary biosphere. Rather than belonging to some human organisation, participants in these educational experiences deepen their sense of belonging to the one human family, to the biosphere, to planet Earth itself and to the Universe at large. Sensing the awe and wonder of the Planetary Overview is a valuable beginning to many kinds of transformative work. Common or even debilitating challenges can begin to shift as new windows into more expanded perceptions open wider. 

"Purpose: Your authentic self-expression that creates value."  - Ginny Whitelaw PhD

PLANETARY HUMAN embraces the use of powerful, hypothetical-questioning methods that turn on, activate, the imagination and open the portal to what has been called the ‘higher mind’. It is from this authentic place within each individual that the clues and the keys to one’s calling in this particular life begin to appear. Activating the imagination for gaining clarity about one’s excitement and purpose is one of the most powerful and important choices one can make.

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.”   Albert Einstein

PLANETARY HUMAN offers this modern upgraded perspective to individuals, groups and to the broader sweep of society at large, thereby creating a genuine opportunity within any interested person to access the awe-inspiring reality of being a human presence on this beautiful planet.

"To find our calling is to find the intersection between our own deep gladness and the world's deep hunger." 
                                                                                                                                          - Frederick Buechner

Discovering one's calling

A process to initiate deeper connection to one's 'calling' or 'purpose' in life can be initiated by a simple imagination-activity that will help you to circumvent the limitations of the conditioning that so often restricts our capacity to feel what really excites us at a deeper core-level of our being. Like most processes, this takes practice and time. From your heart ask regularly and without insistence:

"If my life were a book and I was the author,

how would I write it to go from here?"

Stay with this question and remain open to any ideas, images, and/or memories that might come up as clues to deeper forms of engagement. It is not about how you earn a living, although it could be connected to that. It is not something that you have to 'get real' about. In this exercise money is not an issue and success is assured. If those were the circumstances what would you do, be, become, unfold, create, etc? Remember, you could write your life from here in any way you want. Play with this and have fun. Let feelings of excitement be your guide. Perhaps use pen and paper. 

Video:   Jason silva ~ Call to Awaken
"It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question."
Eugene Ionesco
"Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer."
Rainer Maria Rilke

Video:  James Hillman  on  - 'Your Calling'

VIDEO:  caring for and loving Planet earth
"We make our world significant by the courage of  our questions
and by the depth of our answers."    
―  Carl Sagan

© 2017 Richard Henry Whitehurst

All photos of Earth from space are courtesy of NASA.

All quotes by astronauts courtesy of the books: (1) The Overview Effect by Frank White - and - (2) The Home Planet by Kevin W. Kelly.