My friend Mike Donahue suggested I read the book “Man’s Search for Meaning” by Viktor E. Frankl. I loved it. It seemed like a good place to start as I pursued taking a break from my “project” and take some time to reflect. I am so glad that I did. There were several great items I took from this book.
1) Page 108 paraphrase: The meaning of your life is being “present” in the moment you are in currently. I would say that I can be very distracted. The idea of just enjoying the moment was a great reminder.
2) Page 110 paraphrase: The more one forgets himself by giving to others, the more likely to realize one’s cause. I love this. So true.
3) Page 110: The three parts of a purposeful life include the following a) creating a work and doing a work b) experiencing something or encountering someone c) attitude toward something like suffering remaining positive and abundant
I would recommend reading this book if you have not already.