Which stage are you in?
I recently learned this from Wayne Dyer's work and am very excited to share with you all. I hope this premise will provide you a perspective on how you have been living, and whether it is time for you to move onto the next stage of life. It certainly had that exact impact on me.
1. The Athlete Stage
In this stage, our body and looks are the most important things to us. All our efforts and motivation are based on strengthening our outer identity. What can I do with my body? How do I look? How do I appear to the world? We believe our body is all we are and have.
2. The Warrior Stage
This is the stage where our focus is to go out there and conquer the world, to do our best and be the best, to get more than everybody else. It is a stage of comparison and defeating those around us so we can feel better for achieving more. What is it in for me? What can I get out of it? How can I gain more? Many people get stuck in this stage of life, living in great pain created by our own mind and being consumed with our own selfish desires.
3. The Statement Stage
In this stage, we realise what we have achieved is not enough to feel fulfilled and happy. We are now looking for ways to make a difference in the world and serve those around us. What can I do for others? How can I be of service to you?
It is a time to give because we now understand giving is receiving. It is a time to stop being selfish, egotistical, and self-centred, and think of ways to help those in need, to leave this world better than it was when we arrived.
This is the stage that I believe I am finally transitioning to and, to be honest, is a stage I think we should all be striving to be in.
4. The Spirit Stage
This is a stage of infinite state of peace. We now know that we are not our surroundings, things or achievements. We realise that we are spiritual beings living a human experience, not the other way around. We are now able to observe ourselves from a different perspective, step out of our own mind and body, and understand who we truly are.