The real joy in life comes from living a meaningful life. In the process finding your true purpose and aligning it with what you do every single day makes it more meaningful.
Meaning in Life
This may sound very simple. But in reality this is not. At the same time it sounds philosophical while we ask anybody what the meaning of life is.
Despite all this, you should face this question the sooner the better in your life. We have got one life and living it without meaning is a complete waste.
The sooner you face this question, it is better for you so that you find your meaning and start living it.
We can find the meaning of life possibly from the following three things:
In work (doing something significant)
As a human being we are enterprising. You spend the maximum time of your life doing some kind of work. This work can be to run your livelihood, to support your family, etc.
As you choose the profession you can choose the work that should have some meaning. It should bring some satisfaction and at the end of the way, it should have some impact in the outer world.
In love (caring for another person)
Everybody lives for themselves. The bigger satisfaction comes from living for others. If you have figured out the meaning you can live for others.
You love people unconditionally. This has a larger impact in other people’s lives and can have a larger impact in society by making it livable and more humanly.
Your freedom (control your feeling about the situation and how you feel about it)
Freedom not only comes from living alone. There are many types of freedom you experience in life. Greatest freedom comes from within when you free our soul from greed, envy and materialistic things.
When you attain that level you start controlling your thoughts. This is the greatest freedom a human can realize. In life you cannot control what happens to you, but you can always control what you will feel and do about what happens to you.
Find Your Purpose
“He who has a Why to live for can bear almost any How.” – Words by Nietzsche
This means if you have a Why to live for, it for sure will enable you to bear the How.
Living a purposeful life is considered to be a meaningful life. The purpose can be anything. You have to figure this out and define steps to follow them.