Dedicating any practice to a higher cause can mean the difference between moving forward or staying stuck in out outdated ways of being.
For example, when I do my daily meditation practice, I take time at the beginning to connect to a purpose and meaning for carrying out the task. So instead of it being a daily robotic automated act, I inject meaning into it. I dedicate my practice to all those that I love, to my friends and the world. The reason why I do this is because I know, that when I am in a good place, I am I'm a better place to be the best I can be, for them. This alone helps me to truly connect to the practice instead of it being an empty feelingless act.
I try to inject an intention in to as many things as I can in a day, this not only helps me to be present, it also helps me to live a meaning and purpose filled life.
What can you do to bring meaning and purpose into your daily activities?