Purpose is an essential element of mental health. It's no wonder people in the midst of despair and depression often ask: "what's the point?" Without one, without a point, we dwindle, like a candle under a glass, running out of air.
And so, even if you believe purpose should come to you, be given by a higher power, at some point we do need to reach out and take it, claim our purpose, step forward!
In that sense, we choose our purpose. We look at life, we look at all the choices available to us (and yes, they might be very limited!) and we look at our values, and ask: "given the choices available to me, how do I want to live? What do I want my purpose to be?" And then we choose, we choose our priorities (maybe it's kindness, maybe it's climate change, maybe it's becoming a doctor) and we go about our destiny. We live more purposefully.
And no, it's not easy. Choosing our purpose, and living our purpose, is vulnerable! It exposes us. It opens us up to failure. It demands hard work, sacrifice, courage, and learning skills we might not yet have. It is often an arduous mission, a journey, like climbing a mountain.
But, we can do it - one step at a time. And living our purpose - be it making sure we are kind to the people we meet, joining a political party, or signing up for a training course - living our purpose fills up our lives, provides us with the answer to the question: "what's the point?"
We can answer "This is *my* point! This is why I'm here!"
And so we live. We find our purpose. . . . . . . . .
Mama Hanamura is a cooking mama kinnie sorry not sorry 😳👊
This is documentation of a bad decision: I found this hanging planter basket at Goodwill for $1.49 and quickly listed it for sale. I sold it and strongly regret it because now I really need a hanging planter and where am I going to find one as good as this for $1.49??! 🤬 I should have sold some other bullshit and kept this. That’s the learning curve I spose
Where is comfort in darkness
Far north, where day meets night and night meets day by the ocean. In the north, where one is closest to an immensely wide sky. In the land of fire and ice. In the land of complete darkness and magic lights. That’s where I was so consumed with pain and despair I almost vanished. The massive power of life’s elements, the fierceness of wind, sun and ice shook my spirits. That’s where I surrendered to my mountain in the deep. I felt lost from the inside out and found a way back through the great beauty of the universe’s fragile creations.
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