Modern people race from one chore and responsibility to another. But we find peace of mind in the midst of this activity when we discover our purpose in living and use it to guide our lives. Meaning is something we don’t generally think about. Perhaps once in a while we’ll stop and sigh and contemplate the universal questions, but then we get caught up again on the tasks and activities of life and forget to think about our purpose and meaning. Lack of meaning and lack of mission in our lives are the heaviest weights we’ll carry.
There are different ways of giving meaning to our lives – doing actions that are an ends themselves and doing acts that feel good even if there is no tangible reward. Some acts are meaningful for many people while some acts are meaningful only for a few people. The more meaning we have in our lives, the happier and contented and complete we’ll feel.
- Spend more time doing things that are meaningful.
- Add more meaning to the things you must do.
- Identify our life’s missions and do activities that support them.
Cite: Losing the Weight of the World: A Spiritual Diet to Nourish the Soul by Jonathan Kramer, and Diane Dunaway Kramer