As we contemplate life in 2024, I hope each of us can lean into making more meaningful moments and take what we’ve learned thus far to make a difference in the world.
To live with meaning, we can begin by recognizing those moments when we are totally engaged in a group activity or with another person doing something we enjoy. Perhaps people who we just met at a concert or at a conference or in synagogue – feel the connection when we are together in the experience. That feeling we share is sometimes referred to as “collective effervescence.”
Another moment is when we lose ourselves while engaged in doing something significant with intention, challenging ourselves. That state of flow is hard to describe, but it’s wonderful and we get things accomplished and it takes our minds off terrifying worries and problems.