I love Sunday mornings! It is the one day of the week where I don’t have to get out of bed early and I can take my time easing into the day. Sunday morning is a time I set aside each week for Me. I don’t rush, I enjoy a cup of coffee, give myself a 20 minute facial, a yoga practice for flexibility and to calm my mind and connect to my spirit and then I let the day unfold.
Sundays are the perfect opportunity to reflect on the week and also on deeper issues that are pushed aside because life gets busy. It is also a time when my creativity flows because I have slowed down the pace.
I was going to write my letter to you this week on a different topic and when I started typing my thoughts went in a completely different but worthwhile direction.
I have a question for you : What is the Meaning of Life? – how would you answer that?
I want you to think about the Meaning of Life. What does it mean for you?
I was having a conversation with a friend earlier in the week and the topic of the Meaning of Life came up. We discussed our thoughts and I had found a quote that resonated with me. I pondered this and realised how true it was.
“Life has no meaning. Each of us has meaning and we bring it to life. It is a waste to be asking the question when you are the answer.” – Joseph Campbell
Being the ‘meaning’ of your life
We all have our ‘meaning’ we can bring to life, sometimes it isn’t always obvious but by taking time to explore our inner self honestly, we can discover our personal meaning.
How we live, what we do gives us meaning and purpose. By living our purpose we bring meaning to life. So simple, yet do we take the time connect with our meaning? our why? our purpose? When we do, life takes on a new meaning. We feel connected, We feel our true identity, We find our authentic selves. We no longer have to compare, or keep looking for external ways to bring meaning to our lives, because we are the answer.
My friend’s answer was also simple – Just Live. How true is that? We spend hours wanting more, looking ahead, looking behind with regret or limiting beliefs we can’t leave or overcome, and we WASTE the moment we have today to LIVE and enjoy the precious life we have.
How does that relate to bringing Meaning to life?
Through the act of self-compassion we allow ourselves to be kinder to ourselves, to listen to our needs, to address issues in our life that are holding us back – all without judgement but through self-awareness and self-love. This ties well with my WOTY which was ‘SELF’
I encourage you to take some time out for yourself today and think about how you bring meaning to life in your own life. Think about what activities your enjoyed as a child. Revisit them and find ways to bring those activities into your life now. Connecting with yourself and your thoughts on ‘your meaning’ will ensure we Live Well and enable us to enjoy life.
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