Trying to find meaning in life is something that comes with a price.
Life will through everything at you until you have enough awareness to recognize your purpose and passion.
And for each person it is different. Because each of us has a unique journey here. But the interesting thing is that it is all inter-related. You see, we go through different paths, but we are all generally headed in the same direction.
We are born innocent, and lose that innocence to find meaning in our lives. For some it might take a whole lifetime. For others who have a heightened sense of awareness it can happen earlier. But don’t worry, because life is not a race.
Why It’s Important to Find Meaning In Life
At one point or another you must be aligning to your higher purpose. And it is important that you are living with some sort of direction and appreciation for your life.
Without this awareness you will be wandering all over the place without any interpretation of what your life signifies to you.
This is NOT a good place to be in. You might be able to deny for some time, but sooner or later you will see that there is no essence to your existence.
You are not connected to any higher source of power. You can’t really see life for what it is. It can feel as if you are living in a dream, but in a dream where you can’t connect with any of the events that happen within it.
Define What is Important to Your Life
All that really matters is your own personal experience and how to feel about it. So one of the first few questions you need to contemplate over are these:
- Are you genuinely living with your true intents?
- Do you say what is really on your mind?
- Are you connected somehow to your passion?
- Do you lead your life, or do you look to others to lead you?
- Are you able to remain silent and listen to your inner self (without all the exterior noise and disturbance)?
These are all very important things to ask yourself. Because they relate to finding meaning in yourself, which corresponds to finding meaning in life.
It’s an Ongoing Process
One of the most important things to know is the following:
Finding meaning in life is ongoing process. It never ends.
It only gets refined and starts to make more sense.
So in a way it is not that you found meaning in life, it is more like you became more self aware of who you are — your true self. You can see with clarity what your passions and purposes are.
You can feel your intent. And this is the ultimate goal, and boy is it powerful stuff.
The Meaning is Inside You
its not easy to talk about such topic without feeling like you left something out. It is almost endless. People have been searching for the answer to this question ever since the beginning of time.
“Why we are who we are, and what we came here to do?”
And it is important to know that the journey is also an individual one. Simply put, we need to have a purpose. We don’t want to live an insignificant life without meaning.
But Keep in mind. There is a greater meaning to all of this than just our personal lives. And this is exactly the difficulty that some people have when they want to find meaning in their life.
Don’t look outside yourself. It all starts with you. Perspective plays a huge role.
The ultimate purpose of your life is to simply exists in a state of joy and bliss. This means to understand that your very existence and position in life now is exactly where you should be for now.
It is your mindset which triggers new growth. Once you recognize that all the meaning and purpose you are yearning for is already there.
It is like the flipping of a light switch. When you wake up to this awareness you realize that there is no real answer. Existence and joy is the first true purpose for you.
Find Meaning Through Spirituality
The spiritual aspect must not be ignored. And it is one of the best ways to find meaning in life. Without a connection to a higher power — your higher self– you will not be aligned to your truth.
Many believe that human kind is the creation of some supernatural powers like “God” (source), or any other terms you can think of. And you must decide if these things make sense to you.
But my advice is to give it serious contemplation.
A great way to make sense of your life is to go within, and look for answers.
But what does this really mean?
It simply means that you become aware of spiritual energy or consciousness for all things and the universe, and that you are part of the whole. You are not separate from everything, yet your path is unique to you.
And you must have faith that your being is being guided by this spiritual force in the universe, which can also be termed as your “higher self”.
It is a very personal process, and it is important to appreciate your unique self. Be open to changes, and make good decisions which are guided by your heart — not only your mind.