I belong to an e-mail list for the Positive Psychology Program. In a nutshell, they send out positive psychology resources to be used by practitioners (psychologists, coaches, counselors, etc.). Today I received an e-mail titled "what's the reason for this ‘meaning crisis’ we find ourselves in?" This brief e-mail simply discussed why people have trouble finding meaning in our current culture. Technology, the constant bombardment of our senses, and the focus on outward success markers are just a few of the reasons we might struggle to find meaning.
One quote struck me: "Real meaning comes from connecting deeply to something outside yourself, with other people, while exercising your personal strengths, growing and challenging yourself in the service of a goal that needs you to be stronger than you currently are." --Seph Fontane Pennock
Do you have this in your life? Do you have real meaning? What does yours come from? If not, can you think of what it might take? What is "something outside yourself" that might light that fire within you? Answer in comments.