Discovering meaning in (or for) our lives pushes back chaos, crisis, and the all-encompassing sense of unmanageability.
Meaning comes from things like:
* Connection to God
* Rituals or habits (from spiritual disciplines to exercise, we benefit from regularity)
In each of these areas, we are all always works in process. Yet, at the same time, if our process is not a dedicated one then we are unlikely to receive meaning from any item on this list.
Dedicating ourselves to each of these processes is, in a way, the work of faith and recovery. Granted, recovery has specific things in mind for each area. The act of learning to own and dedicate ourselves to basic recovery principles provides us with the alternative vision for life that we need to step out of the insanity of managing things that we cannot control.
When we step out of the insanity, and dedicate ourselves to this process, we open up the possibility of finding meaning where, previously, there was only chaos.