There is more to life than just eating, sleeping, working, and having children. What are some things you like to do outside of those activities? What makes you happy? What makes you feel fulfilled?
Have you seen the birds flying from one tree to another, singing songs early in the morning? Do you think they are looking for meaning?
Have you observed children moving from one game to another happily, playfully? Are they looking for meaning?
Do you ever feel like something is missing in your life? Do you want to find what you are looking for? Why do you think that is?
You are searching for meaning because there is suffering within. It could be psychological suffering, or it could be existential suffering.
Some of you might be feeling psychological suffering because you are hurt or because life is not going the way you want it to go.
Some of you might feel existential suffering because there is an incompleteness to everything you experience, and that is why are you feeling discontent.
When you are eating, you are not engaging in eating completely. You are lost in engagement in thought. When you are relating, you are not fully there. You are not present completely. A part of you is lost in inner conflict. When you are meditating, you’re not there fully; you are not immersed in the act of meditation but you are daydreaming.
It is that incompleteness that takes away bliss from your experience. It is that incompleteness that takes away totality from the experience of life. And there is a tinge of discontent no matter what you achieve, no matter whom you relate to. And with this experience of discontent & dissatisfaction, you are asked this question – what am I doing with my life. Is it all there to life? There is meaninglessness to your existence; there is a sense of lack.
Of course, I’m not telling you what to do with your life. If there is a sense of emptiness or lack in your day-to-day existence, you feel discontent and meaningless in your day to day existence; it is time for you for a spiritual awakening.
Once you have a spiritual awakening, you see the prison of your mind even more clearly from where you’ve been thinking, relating, living all your life. You will begin to have more and more moments of those glimpses of the true nature of reality.
You see the prison of your ego, greed, frustration, and disconnection, and then a genuine passion arises for becoming free of this prison. An awakening births an incredibly powerful seeking in you. This search for total liberation sets you on the path to enlightenment.