Life does not have to be a heart wrenching struggle to discover some tiny fragment of meaning.
Even if we feel helplessly trapped within the bleak prison of shattered dreams and blasted hopes, working soul crushing, mind numbing jobs devoid of any upward mobility, there is still a way to lift things up so that they rise to a place of significance.
Remember, meaning is a decision, not a discovery.
Each day is a negotiation where we make choices about feeling fulfilled with the experiences we have.
In the same way that my meditation instructor says, we are only a few breaths away from a calmer physiology, we are only a few choices away from making meaning.
For example, if we make it all the way to a third round job interview with an amazing company, but ultimately get rejected, that is not empirical proof that we are an unemployable miscarriage of a human.
It’s a reminder that because something happened, it means that it’s possible. And where there is one, there is a ton.
Framing our story in such a way, feeling good about the experiences we are having, these are decisions. They are ways of lifting up the work so that it rises to a place of meaningfulness.
And that gives us more motivational energy to bounce back and pursue the next opportunity.
Proving, that wherever we are headed, each of us can choose whether we will go willingly, or whether we will be painfully dragged.
LET ME ASK YA THIS…
How could you do things as a way to feel good, even if you don’t feel bad?
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