Breaking Silos of wisdom traditions
Universal Enlightenment and Flourishing, UEF, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to human flourishing and religious literacy. Our approach is based on universal concepts, marrying ancient wisdoms with findings of modern physical and social sciences. UEF creates, curates, and distributes content related to human Flourishing and religious literacy.
Scholars from across disciplines and leaders of all faiths have battled with the fundamental questions of living a fulfilled life- that of good and evil, truth and falsehood, right and wrong, life and death, the meaning of life, and the purpose of our existence. While distilling through the vast array of these approaches, I stumbled upon a beautiful but simple insight that emphasizes a common universality for all humans. In our view, “To Flourish is to Love, Learn & Play”. These three are the most deep-seated of our existential longings. We can truly flourish if we approach everything we do with an LLP(Loving, learning, and playful) mindset. This framework is as simple as it is profound.
UEF seeks to explore and demonstrate how the LLP framework is applicable at all stages of life, across all professions and vocations, across cultures, ethical traditions, and other belief systems. Most importantly, the insights from UEF’s flourishing framework are compatible with all belief systems and of high relevance for all faiths.
Over the past four years the UEF team has researched over 60 commonalities found across all religions, which we share with email subscribers in our Weekly Wisdom Bytes. You will be pleased to know these findings have been collected and organized in my first publication, Bridges across Humanity – Many Religions, Same Learnings, to be released this Summer. To the best of our knowledge, a literary work of this kind has never been done. You can read a summary of these themes here.
Two more books, one on Human Flourishing and another on Happiness, are in the works. Our team is composing a new series of articles on these and adjacent themes; focusing on the missing dimensions of happiness, and why happiness remains an elusive state for so many.
This year we continue to create and share new content, and will launch opportunities to connect with you through conferences, discussion groups, social media, and more.
We hope you are inspired by our mission, and our pursuit to unite humanity through Flourishing. We invite you to engage with us intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually. There are several ways to contribute, be it pro bono or professionally, full time or part time, participation in discussion groups, as an editorial contributor, to sharing feedback.
We would love to hear your thoughts. Life Is our Journey, together. The internet enables us a historic opportunity to communicate our insights on human flourishing to a global audience. We at UEF believe our insights into flourishing will appeal to an increasing number of people disenchanted with traditional and modern religions (capitalism, consumerism, postmodernism); searching for new paradigms to finding meaning in life.
Our Team looks forward to your active participation in continuing our mission to enhance human flourishing and religious literacy.