Living with purpose is a noble ambition, but it’s not something that can be sought. A purposeful life is created within.
Conceptions of identities are complex. We have a number of identities that manifest themselves in different environments or as composite forms of background experience. So, do neurodiverse conditions like autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia, and bipolar really comprise a part of a person’s identity?
In a path to heal, a clinician guides a veteran through a conversation with an imaginary and benevolent “moral authority” to talk about the act or event that has caused suffering. The patient then describes the regret and sorrow that has followed, and asks for forgiveness or a chance to atone.
We look at the word “purpose” as something we go on a 10 year quest for … searching under rocks, climbing up mountains, and crossing over seas. We’re exhausting ourselves mentally, emotionally, and physically running after it. But, what if it was already on you?