Created by T Curtis 2010
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This slide set is a collection of models and thoughts
about meaning. The intent is that they can be run
like plays in the lives of individuals or groups, to
help ﬁnd and deepen meaning. Meaning is
something that improves all that it touches. Please
use these plays to help ﬁnd and hold meaning for
yourself or group. May your journey be meaningful.
Know strengths and weaknesses
Honest with self
Open with self
Design around or decide to improve
Plan, Measure, and Review frequently
What do I really want?
Why do I want that, is my motive pure?
What am I willing to do?
What am I willing to give up?
How long am I willing to work?
What price am I willing to pay?
What do my actions say each day?
Creating Sticking Purpose
Characterize-do the sketching, rough cutting-Ask
"What does it look like? Feel like? Taste like?" Form
Clarify-ﬁner cuts and ﬁnishing-Ask "how do I know
this is right? Am I willing to fully invest?" Finish
Cement-make part of all you do, use as guiding
principle in decision making and time usage Use
What does it mean to feel whole?
Is it the opposite of being empty?
Does everything have to be perfect? Or is it more accessible
When was the last time you remember feeling whole? Has it
been a while? Is so why? Do you believe it to be a rare state?
We can feel whole when we have taken the time to ensure
that we know where we are going and that we are doing what
we can do.
Stay on Track and Move
Do Proper Tension Check
Old and New must have purpose
to stay, or they will get in the way.
Come to be by doing and checking
Be undone by
The PIE Model of
Purpose Improvement Enjoyment
Meaning never comes without a cost...
but it is always worth it.
that there are priorities
priorities and order
Run the Priorities Review at preset
sorting must be set time to ensure
Process and kept compliance
Meaning may be inherent or assigned. Both are
valid. It may help us to recognize which is which.
Meaning may be jointly shared as it is with
inherent meaning. A community or group may
have a meaning that is very similar for all members.
Meaning may also be more personal, not widely
shared. We may assign meaning to events or
activities or persons based on our feelings,
experiences, or relationships. As we come to see the
texture of meaning, we will better be able to
understand how we relate to it and it to us. We will
be able to recognize and deepen our relationship.