The life of meaning.

Those who know about these things tell me that an important contributor to a happier life is having the feeling that you’re part of something bigger: living a life of meaning, if you like.

For some this may involve belonging to an organised religious group of some kind, and I’ve certainly heard it said that those who go to church regularly are happier than those who don’t.

(What we don’t know, of course, is whether going to church makes people happier, or whether in general it’s happier people who go to church.)

Being only very slightly religious myself (if that’s possible), I’d say we can all live a life of meaning without necessarily being an active churchgoer.

For a start, you can be part of your community: a more active part, perhaps?

There’s an opportunity for you.

You can be part of your circle of friends: again, perhaps a more active part?

Another opportunity. For example, I decided to step up the mark today, and do a friend a favour.

At the end of the day, it’s you who chooses what you’ll be part of, but knowing what an impact it can have, makes it all the more important to hunt it down.

3 thoughts on “The life of meaning.

  1. Hey Jon! Long time no see 🙂 Am enjoying your Mood nuggets cheering up my inbox every day.
    As for this post: I don’t think it’s about being part of the bigger and finding the meaning in such a way. I think that we perceive life to be meaningful when we think we’re needed. Church / community creates a feeling of belonging. The more people miss you, the more meaningful you feel. Just my 5cents.

  2. Jon – sorry, off topic, but have you stopped sending out the regular emails? I haven’t had one for a few weeks, tried to register again last week, and still didn’t receive any, and now the ‘resgister’ box has disappeared off the ‘just give us your email’ page (nothing comes up if I click on that phrase, which appears to be a link).

    I miss you and your words of great wisdom!

    1. Hello Kate… Hmm, that’s mysterious. First, the regular emails are definitely going out, on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday on Friday. Also, as far as I can see, the little form where you can add your email address (to subscribe) still seems to be on the website.

      Sorry you’ve had problems, and I’ll look into it. In the meantime, it could be worth checking your Spam/Junk folder to see if the Moodnudges emails are inadvertently ending up there.

      Thanks for checking in.

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