Whether work is meaningful or meaningless is subjective. Plowing the land could be drudgery for one person and purposeful for the next.
You can tap into the state of love in many ways, including using your imagination to focus on the experience of being loved by someone you love, by the Universe, an imaginary being or by nature. If you can't do it on your own, listen to a CD with a loving guided relaxation.
That little voice that repeats every negative thing anyone has ever said about us over and over again? Tell it to shut the fuck up. Have the inner knowledge and strength to say No More, to know that we all deserve better. We've all made mistakes, but we don't have to live in them. Pain is ...