In the various aspects of your life, which ones provide meaning? In other words, what makes your life worth living?
We’ve talked before about values, and purpose. What do you do, and why do you do it? What drives you, motivates you to get out of bed, go to work, and in general behave like an adult?
Listen to a podcast where Michael and Lee discuss a related question: ‘What gives a person value?’ We also discuss a bonus question: ‘What makes you you?’
But there is something that we haven’t talked about much: meaning. What are the areas of your life that mean the most to you? What would you miss the most if it were to vanish?
Where do you find meaning in your life?
Related questions: What gives you purpose? What is your life about? Why are we here? What are your values? What is important?
1 thought on “Where Do You Find Meaning In Your Life?”
Among other things, I find meaning in my:
– Marriage: Rebecca and I have fashioned a home and household that promotes love, support, comfort, and refuge.
– Vocation: I have advocated for housing justice for nearly all of my work life; I’d love my eulogy to include the line, “He helped end homelessness in Minnesota.”
– Heirloom Gardening: Involving myself in sustainable food production is part of what I do to connect myself to nature, its cycles, and its ability (if we act with care) to replenish itself.
– Cheerleading: Recognizing people for their good acts and urging more people to embrace advancing positive change is fun and infectious.
– Friendships: I am honored to be surrounded by people who care and show respect for one another and who are intellectually curious, adventurous, and fun.