"I want to find my purpose". Most people at some point in their lives have made this statement (either internally or externally). There's a whole subset of the self-help/career development industry that have used this idea as a marketing strategy (and made a lot of money). But what are we really looking for when we are looking for "our purpose"?
Of course we can talk about the external, role-oriented purpose many of us take in the journey to becoming more self-actualized in the world. But there is a more profound inner purpose in our lives that if pursued can take the anxiety out of searching for something. Understanding our outer purpose can be important, but should not be all consuming, because that is ultimately our secondary purpose. Our inner purpose is awakening, and is primary.Read More