A few months ago Disney came out with a movie entitled ‘Soul.” Without spoiling the plot, the main theme of the movie was about finding the thing in life that gives us purpose. I always took for granted that people understood they have purpose in life. Over the years as I have spoken to many people in therapy I began to learn that the idea of purpose in life is often not a consideration. What if we viewed our difficulties and our triumphs as experiences contributing to our purpose?
When we look at moments in time that are difficult, try to view them through the lens of purpose. As a therapist, I often speak with patients who struggle with grief from the loss of a loved one. I provide empathetic support but I also can relate as I have had my own personal experience with grief. At the time of my personal loss, I couldn’t see how this experience would be able to help anyone, but, it has on many occasions.
Your spark is anything that gives you purpose. Your purpose can be found in anything that contributes to the well-being of others. Everyone has a purpose. Enjoy finding your spark.
Alicia M. Lurry LPC