|People want to have a life of meaning – of purpose – yet how does one accomplish this? Not from an egoic place, but from a humanistic vantage point. A recent article in the magazine, Mindfulness: Healthy Mind, Healthy Life, offered some suggestions on how to accomplish this. Here are a few of the ideas to try.
#1 – Set an Intention
#2 Pick a Pillar
Belonging – relationships in which we feel valued for who we are and in which we value others. We can choose to strengthen relationships in this way.
Purpose – the key to purpose is using our strengths to serve others; this offers us something worthwhile to do. When we have a sense of worth, it strengthens our sense of purpose and our life’s meaning .
Transcendence – those moments when we rise above the daily routines and activities of life and feel connected to a higher reality. These moments have the power to change us and how we operate in this world.
Storytelling – everyone has a life story which helps them understand who they are. If the story is not helping you realize the purpose and meaningfulness in your life, why not change how you are telling the story? Perhaps a change towards retelling with more emphasis on your positive actions, thoughts and relations will help steer you towards having more of the same. Change the language of the story and you may change the course and focus of your future.
#3 What’s Life Asking of You
These are just a few of the ways in which we can create a more meaningful life. You don’t need to tackle every suggestion at once. Just start with one thing and see how it helps you find meaning and purpose every day. Over time, add more activities and see how the miracle of You unfolds. Enjoy the adventure!
Article written by Pat Antoniak Registered Nurse-Registered Aromatherapist and owner of the Natural Comfort Wellness Centre in Tsawwassen, BC.