The belief that life has a higher purpose beyond the purely material. As such it is a foundation of a higher, spiritual approach to life generally and to one’s daily activities. In terms of the Acupuncture Emotional System*, the syndrome is associated with the lung meridian. First formulated in the 1970s, this topic has remained central to Diamond’s work since. Its lack relates to the Inner Flame* problem and potentially the development of illness as well as a spiritually impoverished life.