Searching for Meaning

Post on Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

The Search for Meaning

Searching for greater meaning in ones life is a motivation that resides inside of everyone.

Today we have our basic needs taken care of and then some. Even the people in America below the poverty line have more material wealth than over half of the world’s population.

People in general are accumulating greater wealth and buying more stuff than ever before, striving to inject more meaning in their lives.

And yet with all of our material wealth we find ourselves living lives with less meaning.

What are your choices?

What are you living for? Is it to buy the next hot car? Is it to take your next vacation? Is it to buy the next trendy fashion? Is it to collect as much stuff as you can before you die?

Or, are you looking to make a positive difference?

Are you willing to reevaluate your priorities and look towards living a life with greater meaning and purpose?

The choice of what you are living for is yours to decide. How are you going to choose?

“What is the meaning of life? To be happy and useful.” The Dalai Lama

What is the challenge?

It takes a lot of hard work, determination, and persistence to live a life with greater meaning and purpose.

You have the power to decide to live a life with greater meaning; it is just easier not to.

It is easier to continue living the materialistic easy-going life you have come to know and grown comfortable with.

Think about this. When your materialistic needs are taken care of, a natural outcome is the desire to look for something more, something greater, to find meaning in life.

Your challenge, the challenge for all of us, is to not let this moment pass and pursue the journey of self-discovery and meaning.

“What man actually needs is not a tensionless state, but rather the striving and struggling for some goal worthy of him. What he needs is not the discharge of tension at any cost, but the call of a potential meaning waiting to be fulfilled by him.” Victor Frankl

What Do I Need to Do?

What I need to do, what you need to do, what we all need to do is awaken our spirit.

Inside of all of us is a spirit that understands and believes that there is something larger than ourselves, that we have a purpose and meaning to our being alive.

Will you choose a materialistic-driven life or a meaning-driven life?

A good first place to start looking for answers to these questions is inside of yourself.

Let me know what you think.

Until next week, remember the only boxes that exist are the ones you create yourself.

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