My thoughts over the past few days have revolved around meaning. It started with Viktor Frankl and then progressed to applying meaning to thoughts/actions.
I used to be a working mom that felt like I was on a hamster wheel. Although I knew I was here on Earth to parent my daughter, I didn't feel a sense of overall happiness or contentment. I was searching. Searching for more. More happiness, more connection, more meaning. I just knew there was more to life than just surviving. I was going through the motions and had, for a time, convinced myself that is was what life was.
It was through my seeking that I found life coaching. It called to me. And while I initially sought certification to help others, I hold my certification high like a trophy. That certification was gained over nine long arduous months wherein I waded through fears, walls I had built, and my own bullshit.
I'm grateful that I'm no longer seeking. I've found meaning and contentment and my life is awesome now. My happiness and contentment came only after I worked on myself, when I realized that nothing in my outer world needed to change. It was an "inside game," as I heard Christian Mickelsen coin self-development work recently.
If you are seeking MORE from life, look no further than the mirror. While this is not to say that some external factors in your life may indeed need to change, there's more you can control about your life than you realize. You just gotta be willing to play the inside game.
Be open to what comes.