more than just satisfying, we crave meaningful.
After nearly 25 years of rock star professional projects and 14 years as a mama, I am at this crazy crossroads of study, research, truth, wellness, teaching, and much meditation and prayer towards a next step professional and personal path. An earlier post called it, ‘A Fork and A Road.”
Still, as I journal and study, I am finding this may simply be mid-life chasing simplicity and balance. And this type A, high-achieving, little delta I face every day called ego. Just too many forks, and too many roads to enjoy.
This is simply a gift-given moment of transition and change in this topsy-turvy, Seussville-themed road called life.
Clarity however hit home in the last few days as a physician friend was speaking to me regarding a successful diagnosis of a brain tumor many years ago. His telling me this experience wasn’t even specifically about meaning in his work as a healer. He was quite matter of fact re. his now friend’s passion for a craft I too enjoy and perhaps for inspiration, post diagnosis. But his matter of fact manner struck me as a profound moment in what I choose next for me….specifically, meaningful work.
- when my daughter took her first step, it was indeed meaningful.
- when she cleaned the dishes yesterday without being asked, satisfying.
- when I was gifted the opportunity to be part of a team to market and build a hospital that will last the next 150 years, meaningful.
- when I helped produce a television commercial for pork-chops, satisfying.
Each of us are given moments to write our own story, so grab a pen and absorb, observe, cherish and witness. Will you look at the next moment that touches you as simply satisfying or truly meaningful?
“The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green earth, dwelling deeply in the present moment and feeling truly alive.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
Play ball. Play big. Play with meaning.