Last week my friend Stace mentioned on Facebook that she was in an ‘existential musing phase’ and by George, I knew exactly what she was talking about.
I’ve been experiencing much the same myself.
Illness (in the form of depression and cancer) is deeply affecting the lives of those close to me. People are being taken from this world before their time and I’ve found myself pondering ‘what’s the point?’ an awful lot.
What’s the point of going to work every day?
What’s the point of putting things in place for the future?
What’s the point of indulging our passions?
And of course: What’s the point of writing here on the blog?
I’ve been grappling with the fact that my main goal when I write here on the blog is to get my readers into the top two segments of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs (below):
Is this a particularly noble goal?
Shouldn’t we all just be happy to be alive considering there are any number of people for whom opening their eyes to greet a new day is a major win?
I won’t bore you with the back and forth I’ve done with myself over the last couple of weeks … but yesterday, it occurred to me that there is a point.
Those of us who have managed to get into the top two segments of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, we’re in a position to give more of ourselves to the world.
Whether this takes the form of dropping everything in order to provide a friend with a shoulder to cry on or starting an orphanage, the important thing is we’re better placed to serve others.
And the more people who are able to serve the world in a positive way, the better place it will be right?
With this in mind – I’d like to introduce you to #projectlivelife.
Over the course of April I’m going to share a tiny little touchpoint/task each day. Some of them will be ridiculously mundane. Some of them will seem self-indulgent. But all of them will (hopefully!) add up to you feeling like you’re living more intentionally.
I will admin I’m partly doing this for me – to remind myself why I write here.
But mainly, it’s a chance to reset:
- If you happen to be feeling a little stuck in ‘groundhog day’ right now.
- If you feel like you’re simply ‘getting through’ each day or wondering ‘what’s the point?’ of striving for ‘more’ in life.
When I think about it, even fully self-actualised people will like it because we can all benefit from a little kick in the pants every so often to ensure we’re not just going through the motions every day.
Keen to join in?