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12-15-2004, 04:29 PM
Lately I've been trying to find meaning in my life. I feel as though I have compromised my passions in life in order to make money and gain independence. As I start to now retrack and try to bring back the meaning to my life I want to know what brings meaning to your life. Maybe something will help me remember how to bring it back to mine.
12-15-2004, 08:30 PM
Ugh........reality check for moi! What brings meaning to my life? I would have to alter that and say--How do I bring meaning in my life.
For myself, I (except the last few days) like to view my life as an ART. Carefully creating the picture with beauty and inspiration. Each stroke of my life telling a different part of my story. I believe if we "paint" the picture with grace, love, beauty and dynamic, the meaning flows thru--the messgae is clear.
Which then, takes me back to one of my piano lessons in 1995. My instructor who was a concert pianist in Europe always said "Play and tell me your story." I'll never forget that.
My life seems the most meaningful when I feel I am making a difference in this world. When I help other people out of love and not expectation, when I secretly do something that benefits someone else and they'll never know it was me; any small act of kindness that makes someones day. I figured out long ago that for me, no amount of money or worldly success makes me feel happy and fulfilled. I get joy out of all that I can do for others. I've been in every situation from homeless, drug-addicted and hopeless, to living in recovery (16 yrs. now) and I have a life of abundance, security and hope. I don't always feel like being kind but nothing fills me up like seeing joy in another's face and knowing I had a part in that.
Love, Jax ;)
01-10-2005, 08:09 AM
My friends and my passion of helping others become healthier. Either adding more raw to their diets or showing them how to go all raw. I love the whole raw life style. This has been my passion for years. Now I am finally following it. I am not going to worry so much about the money side of it because I have been told for years that if you follow your bliss with all your heart that you will be able to make a living from it. I was never meant to be rich but I know I was meant to be happy and this truly makes me happy.
01-21-2005, 04:08 PM
The more I search in all aspects of our life, I find that feeling general love is the only way to become balanced and satisfied. love means understanding the world, inclusive the aggressive and painful things, otherwise you do not see the complete reality.
Sure, this is not easy and I am far from this ideal, but I think so.
Hi to everyone,
Reinhard from Bavaria ( a raw developing country)
God, my relationship with him and the guidance, love and support my life has in knowing him gives me pleasure.
My children, every aspect of teaching, leading, coaching, loving, giving of myself to them so they have the tools necessary to be independent when they are grown.
I get a lot of pleasure from the whole process.
Living simply, I get a great deal of pleasure knowing that I don't need much in order to survive, I don't have all these attachments to things. I feel good about trying to leave the earths resources alone, I dont buy pkts and boxes of food so I can fill up my bin with rubbish, my rubbish goes out into the garden soil.
Raw, I'm really enjoying the process of going 100%, I love to try gourmet raw and read about raw.
01-21-2005, 05:05 PM
#1 is definetly my relationship with God. Without Him, for me, there is no meaning.
And also like Sam said, my children. And my husband of course. And extended family. Raising children has been the single most significant monumental task I've ever done. And I'm not done yet! Youngest is 12, then 15 then 17 then 19. I don't think you're ever done being a parent. I'm kinda thinking I might like to adopt someday...I can't have anymore and it often feels like I'm not finished. Perhaps it's the line of work I'm getting into as a post-partum doula. I just love being around babies!
Also, my music. I am so blessed to be musical. I sing, write songs, play guitar and keyboards and a little bit of harmonica, irish flute and congas. I'd love to learn how to play the bodron (spelling?) I released an album back in '98 and I would LOVE to do it again. I feel confidant in my abilities to know that I can do it if I really want to.
And last but certainly not least, my friends. I recently moved far away from all that is famaliar to me. Friends and family included other than my husband and children. I realize how much they mean to me now that I'm away. We too often take our friends for granted.
01-21-2005, 06:03 PM
I'd have to agree with just about everything that's been said so far.
Obviously my children have brought meaning to my life in a most profound & fulfilling way.
I'd have to agree with Jax:-
My life seems the most meaningful when I feel I am making a difference in this world. When I help other people out of love and not expectation,
Learning & searching for knowledge also brings meaning to my life - on any subject. Music & friendships too.
01-21-2005, 07:19 PM
Being a christian my relationship with Jesus puts everything else into perspective.
Helping ppl everyday even in little things.
Becoming healthier every week by eating correctly and exercising and coming to realize getting older does not mean pain and sickness.
Visiting here and learning to know all you wonderful ppl.:)
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