Friday, December 18, 2009

First Life Lesson

photo by Xavier Lukins

Meaning is the guiding star in my life. When I look to the meaning in my life it helps me make the right choice; the right choice for me.
Basketball is the best thing ever. Suddenly I have something I’m interested in. I know how I want to spend my time” -journal entry 12/05/95
Meaning is the “why” to wake up in the morning and get out of bed and choose to do important things. Meaning is the reason I can struggle through hard times; perseverance.
Meaning in life is the motivation to action.- first life lesson
The meaning in your life should define what you do. E.g What I write about reflects on the meaning in my life i.e Writing is important enough for me to go through the effort of putting my thoughts into words.
What is important in life? Some people will recite a list as long as their arm, while others will will struggle and say, "I don't know?".
Questions to help focus the meaning in your life
Do you know what are the most important things in your life?
Are the people in your life guided by the same meaning(star)?
What are the people you know interested in?

If you were to die tomorrow what would you miss?
Do you suffer from acedia?

For more reading about meaning I recommend reading Victor Frankl's, ‘Man's Search for Meaning’. Frankl was a psychologist who studied how the meaning in one’s life played a part in a person’s mental health. He was interested in discovering how having meaning in your life could cure mental illnesses