What is the meaning of life? This has come up several times in session and it always fascinates me to hear the answers and common themes. The meaning of life can change for each of us at different times in our lives.
When we have had loss or trauma, we doubt meaning or feel we have been punished.
When we have victories and success, we define meaning by it. Is the meaning of life success? Is it love? Is it family? Is it to give back to others?
Is it just plain meaningless? (This is a common element I see in most of my client's suffering from depression).
So therefore it is key to find personal meaning in your life. It eases tension, helps you accept where you have been, and have compassion for where you are going.
The meaning of life for many could be something like this :
Overcoming and accepting suffering
Guiding others in overcoming suffering
The above statement has love, success, pain, loss, learning, and many other elements to it.
The key is to see the suffering as an opportunity to grow from it. It is not an indicator that something is wrong with you.
You are perfectly imperfect!
Still my quote of the week (maybe month) and going strong.