According to Viktor Frankl:
“…meaning must be found and cannot be given.” (1975).
“…meaning is something to discover rather than to invent.” (1975).
Are you looking for something that makes your life feel more meaningful?
Here are three tips to help with this:
Be in the moment
This helps you to really experience the moment, rather than being busy thinking about tonight, tomorrow or yesterday. Appreciate the everyday things and be present with those you are with. Look into their eyes, really listen to them, just be with them.
Do Something that Absorbs You
When fully absorbed in an activity you feel engaged. This feeling lends meaning to the moment. You become in the flow.
“When you are in flow, you are so fully engaged and immersed in an activity that you feel relaxed, but also challenged, interested but not stressed.” Andrea Bonior in Psychology Today.
Spend Time with People You Love
Cultivate loving relationships with others, even with your pets. Create opportunities to do things together, which can be simple things, like walking in natural places, or preparing and eating meals together. These moments are meaningful and comforting. Express the depth of your feelings and be open to receive the same expressions from others.
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Frankl, V. E. (1975). The Unconscious God: Psychotherapy and Theology. New York: Simon and Schuster. (Originally published in 1948 as Der unbewusste Gott. Republished in 1997 as Man’s Search for Ultimate Meaning.)