I am of the point of view that a life without meaning is not much of a life at all.

In my coaching practice, I have worked with people on the brink of “losing it” and wanting to give up on various levels---from quitting a job that could not bear, to wrestling with understanding the challenges of their life, to feeling like they would be better off leaving the earth plane---- all because of the same existential crisis of meaning.

Afterall, if you cannot find meaning in your life, what point is there for living?

A very successful personal empowerment teacher admitted that they too had considered suicide as a way of ending the pain of having no meaning in life. Thankfully, this person was able to turn her angst around into a profitable business, and now helps others turn their pain into purpose.

Another of my colleagues says that “even with all the money, sex, and power, an unexamined life still sucks.” Wow, times are changing and values are certainly shifting. We are beginning to realize that material pursuits alone will NOT bring us the satisfaction that we long for in our souls.

It takes something much more, in fact, it takes becoming someone more to find the meaning that makes life worth living.

Believe it or not, everything in your life serves a higher purpose, especially the tears and trials. If you don't believe me, take my current client Soyini. She was shot by an ex-boyfriend and lost use of her eye, and yes, she is choosing to "see" the meaning behind it all. His choice was to exit this plane of existence. Thankfully she is still alive and well so she can CHOOSE to forgive, let go, move on, and Rise in her own personal power.

My clients are such an inspiration to me. Together, we are creating a way she can transform her tragedy into a tribulation and positively impact others who may be in abusive relationships.

So no matter what your life has been like, please know that there is a meaning and purpose for it. What happens to you and because of you during your soul's journey is precisely designed for your personal evolution. You can count on Life to dish out some suffering, but it is the way of the hero, to work with it all, and then consciously create the JOY of a life well-lived.

Author's Bio: 

Michelle L. Casto AKA Bright Michelle is a woman on a mission. She is here to set souls free from their mind-made prisons so they can decide their destiny and reach their fullest human potential. Throughout her career, this powerhouse of personal transformation has been known as spiritual teacher, author, healer, Guru, Soul Coach, consciousness shifter, Lightworker, and “bright light.”

Her multimedia program, Soul Purpose Accelerator will walk you through the A6 Purpose Process. Bright Michelle recognizes there is a divine spark within every human being that longs to be fully ignited and expressed. Through her company, Everyday Enlightenment, she writes, teaches, coaches, and inspires people to co-create an amazing reality in both their life and business.

Through a revolutionary process called The Destiny Success Process (Awake-Shift-Shine-Succeed), she works with people in groups and individually to build a bridge to their inner self so they can tap into the wisdom of their own souls. Watch for her latest book, The Destiny Decision. Look for “Bright Michelle” on social media and say hello. Soul Purpose Training: http://www.SoulPurposeAccelerator.com

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