Where Do You Look for Meaning in Your Life | Linda Deir -author, speaker, transition coach, trainer

Where do you look for meaning in your life or, do you even bother? 

Are you like a piece of driftwood floating down the stream, not knowing where you are going? This is what it’s like when you allow life to just happen to you, lacking all passion or connection to it.

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Well, doesn’t life just happen to everyone? No, some people seek out the meaning and purpose and take action in that direction. However, most people think that life is about getting a job so they can pay their bills. Next, they get married and then they have more financial obligations. Then, they have a family and have even more financial obligations. Soon these financial obligations become their prison and dictate the meaning of their life. Now, your meaning is to get a better job to make even more money so you can accumulate and consume more stuff that you want but don’t need.

So, where do you look for meaning in your life? If you haven’t found it, how do you get it? Here’s how to recognize when you have it, and when you don’t.

If only you had discovered your purpose and meaning earlier in life before your life defaulted into what you were told to do. Maybe your purpose was to not have any of these trappings of accumulation. Maybe it was to buy a good camera and travel the world, getting paid to take wonderful photographs. Maybe your meaning was to find something you were passionate about; art, music, construction, or maybe becoming a doctor or a scientist.

Once you allow life to send you downstream like a piece of driftwood you have abandoned all chances of discovering your purpose. The farther downstream you allow your life to go the longer it takes to swim back upstream.”


  • Early in life, you must listen to the whispers that point you in the right directions, these whispers are coming from us.
  • Everybody tells you what you should become in life and rarely ever ask you what your passion is.
  • It’s time in your life, especially if you are a teenager, to listen to your inner guidance and follow the path that you feel the most passionate about.

How It Works: No one came into this life just to pay the utility bills. That’s ridiculous. However, when you look around, that is mostly what you see. It didn’t start out that way, but before long, one thing leads to the next, like that piece of driftwood, and you find yourself in a life that lacks all meaning. You find yourself stuck in a job, relationships, and commitments that cause you to forget about what really mattered, but you continue to be reminded because of that relentless void, an emptiness that can’t seem to get filled. This can only happen when you don’t know yourself – that’s where the void is coming from. It’s reminding you that you are missing your life.

You start asking yourself, “where do you look for meaning in your life?”

When you know yourself, you trust yourself no matter what everyone else is doing. When you trust yourself, you don’t need anyone’s validation. Following your passion is easy and natural. For you there is no struggle, life is a fantastic adventure that leads you in the right direction every time at just the right time. Having a working relationship with your spirit guides will help you in achieving exactly what brought you into this life in the first place – your real meaning and purpose. ~ Linda Deir

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