Almost two decades ago, I passed through a toll booth on the San Francisco Bay Bridge. I held out my money to a toll taker, and in return he beamed at me, his smile radiant and his eyes kind. With the buoyant warmth of a parent talking to their beloved child, he asked, “How are you today, sweetheart?”
I thought to myself, “This person is spreading love to every single person who passes through. Amazing. What a meaningful way to spend your day.” He taught me in that 30-second exchange that anything we do, when imbued with love, can be deeply meaningful.
Every single human on this planet needs meaning and purpose. A sense that our life has a positive impact, and that our existence matters. An experience of making a meaningful contribution to one being or a lot of beings or the entire world.
What is your life’s unique purpose? What feels genuinely meaningful to you? And what keeps you from fully living that purpose?
Is it fear of rejection or separation? Fear of financial insecurity? Fear of “failing” and not having a soft place to land during potential setbacks?
Is it lack of support and companionship? Unhealed trauma? Hopeless despair or debilitating anxiety? Crippling self-judgments?
Once you name your purpose and identify your blocks to that purpose, you can bring compassionate healing to whatever self-limiting beliefs, agreements, and familial/tribal/cultural influences you’ve internalized. You can begin to clear the path ahead of you, step by step, moving more deeply into your life’s unique and invaluable purpose.
There are many ways to clear the path to a meaningful life. One of them is to work privately with me, weekly or biweekly, as we explore and hold your life’s purpose together, each step of the way. You can read about this experience of having shared holding of your life’s purpose from other Restorative Empathy clients, or reach out to schedule an exploratory session with me today.
Much love and empathy,