Transcendence is what we are here for; in this place, on earth, existing as human beings, interacting with the environment. This is school. We are here to learn and because there is no grade we either move on to the next level or we repeat; infinitely as far as we know.
What are we supposed to learn? Purpose, capacity, empathy, perceptual expansion, these are a definite. In all reality no one really knows but these few remain consistent and coherent with most of the grand designs of the scientist and prophets.
Of course the question is how do we transcend ourself...
My observation this far is to cultivate the mind, body and the "ghost in the machine" as Descartes had described it. To do this there are three recommendations that I have for you: