As seekers of meaning we should start simply.
One of the greatest barriers to a meaningful life is making things complicated.
Maybe you want to end hunger and poverty. Maybe you want to save the environment. Maybe you want to quit your job and do what you REALLY love.
This is ego and desire getting in the way of finding meaning.
Stop doing it.
Instead… Start simply.
Consider brushing your teeth. Next time you do it spend 5 minutes really focusing on the act of tooth brushing. Feel the bristles cleaning your teeth. Experience the taste of the toothpaste. Relish the power you have to move your hands with such speed and accuracy that you can move a stick rapidly in your mouth without causing pain. Consider how amazing it is that this simple act involves such amazing sense and control.
Try that for 5 minutes. It’s pretty hard to keep your mind from wandering. Don’t focus on keeping your mind from wandering! Focus on the brushing. If you wander it’s ok. Just go back to thinking about the brushing.
Now you can pick other tasks. Cooking eggs… Making coffee… Driving to work. Whatever.
The key is to start with simple mundane tasks which are loaded with meaning… But we forgot about them.
This is a first step.