We are all part of something bigger
Meaning in life can feel like a mysterious or esoteric topic, one that philosophers through the ages, and later psychologists, have tried hard to pin down. At its core, it’s a sense of being connected to, part of, and/or contributing to something bigger, beyond ourselves. This might sound huge but it isn’t, we are all connected to the world around us in a myriad of ways which means there are many ways we can make a difference.
Reflection: Think of all the ways you are connected to and make a difference in the world around you. For example, the farmers that grow the food you eat; the people you pass by or say hello to in your local area; the people you help at work or in your community; the people you care about and who care about you; the doctors and nurses that treat you when you are ill; the street cleaners, rubbish collectors and park keepers that help keep our environments pleasant; the insects and plants that grow in your garden or window box and the birds that feed on them.
Brainstorm as many things as you can think of and how you do or could make a difference.