Finding Purpose

Finding-PurposeAre You Seeking Something Deeper And More Meaningful From Life?

Are you feeling like there must be “something more”? Do you wonder why you are not getting what you really want out of life? Maybe you are moving through a life transition or experiencing a shift in your thinking and don’t know where to go now. Or, perhaps you find yourself dwelling on the past and can’t seem to move forward. Are you finding it more and more difficult to believe in yourself? Do you simply feel lost?

Often these feelings of overall dissatisfaction arise after a loss of some sort—for example, that of a marriage, a job or the passing of a loved one. Going through such a catastrophic and intense experience may be stirring you to seek deeper meaning from life. Or, you may have simply seen yourself as a parent, student, child, employee, etc., and have recently discovered that, while important, these outwardly-focused ways of identifying yourself are not enough. They are not the real reason you are here.

Life’s Responsibilities Can Block Us From Finding True Purpose

Many people struggle with how to manage all the daily responsibilities in their lives. You may have difficulty making time for all your work and family commitments – never mind finding the time for personal pursuits and spiritual reflection. No matter how perfectly we plan our days, so many things can happen that throw us off track. Even common, daily distractions, such as traffic and interactions with coworkers, can affect how we feel and react internally. It is easy to get caught up in small disruptions and let them divert attention from finding your true purpose.

Maybe you are having a hard time motivating yourself or finding inspiration in the work you used to enjoy. You may feel like you are good at your job, but hate going there because your heart is just not in it. Even if you are working in the area you studied in college—the field you thought you wanted to be in—you may not find the work fulfilling on a deeper, spiritual level.

Perhaps you have a personal goal in the back of your mind, but it has been pushed aside by pressing, daily responsibilities. You may feel a void or an emptiness in your life, but struggle to pinpoint exactly what it is, where it is coming from, or what to do about it. All you know is that you want more out of life; that this can’t be all there is.

In American culture, most people are not as concerned about finding and embarking upon their spiritual path as they are about money and survival. The majority of people in this country have no idea what their true purpose is. Most of us think of work as a means to make money and provide for our families — not necessarily as something that should bring us personal fulfillment. When Oprah talks about “finding your passion,” her words are a foreign concept to most people. Unfortunately, spiritual matters are not something that society gives a lot of value. But, if you’re looking for something different and want to cultivate more meaning in your life, therapy can help you with finding your purpose and spiritual path.

Finding Your Purpose Is Possible

If you are being called to find your true purpose, therapy can be an extremely effective tool. Therapy allows you to examine the issues in your life and to explore who you really are in an introspective way. In therapy, you can begin to see yourself not only as a parent, child, employee or neighbor — but also as a citizen of the World who has unique gifts and insights to offer.

If your thinking has shifted because of a life-changing event, we can explore what that event means for your life, and how it has affected you. It is entirely possible to take a very painful experience and turn it into a positive growth opportunity, rather than something negative that may stop you from reaching your life goals. In our sessions, we will peel back the layers of your personality and life situations to examine who you are at your core. You can really delve into what drives you, what inspires you, and what you feel passionately about. Once you truly understand who and how you want to be in the world, you can embark on an exploratory path to finding your purpose in life.

I speak from experience when I say how incredibly life-changing finding your purpose can be. It wasn’t until many years after my initial schooling that I found my own true calling, and this is it! My gift as a person and a therapist is knowing how to direct people onto the right path — no matter how far off they may have veered. Some people are far removed from their true purpose, but sometimes just a few tweaks in your personal life can make a huge impact.

In therapy, we will explore what is holding you back on a deep, emotional level, and what changes you can make to correct this. You may think you know why you are feeling “stuck,” but in sessions we will look below the surface to discover what is really keeping you from finding your purpose. You will learn ways to direct your drive and ambition in a positive direction so that you can begin to get what you want out of life.

You may be ready to find your purpose, but still have some questions about how therapy can help you achieve that….

Why should I see a therapist and not a business coach?

To find your true purpose, you must get to core of who you really are. There is an exploration and a process that takes place before you can know what that purpose is. You need to find out what is getting in the way of your progress. A coach’s job is to help you create goals and strategies related to your job or business. Finding your purpose is a deeply personal and spiritual matter.

Does everyone really have a purpose?

Yes! Everyone is on this planet for a reason. No one is an accident. Everything in this life — whether it is a person, object or animal — has a purpose. It has a use and it has a meaning. We all have something to accomplish in this life, until the minute we take our last breaths.

This is going to cost a lot.

Yes, therapy involves a financial commitment, but I think you’ll find that my services are surprisingly affordable. Finding your purpose is essential for your mental and spiritual health and growth. There is no price you can put on achieving a breakthrough or deliverance. Also, if you have a hunger to find deeper meaning in your life, the process of therapy doesn’t take forever. What you put into it is definitely what you get out of it.

I invite you to call me to schedule a free 15-30 minute consultation. We can talk more about whether my experience and expertise can help you cultivate more meaning in your life and find your life’s purpose.