Purpose and diverted purpose

I believe that every person walking on the face of this earth has a purpose in life.  something that they were sent here to accomplish.  I also believe that humans, being human, can and often do divert that purpose.  For what ever the reason, what that purpose was or began to be is diverted either by ourselves or other people.  What our purpose was is forgotten about because something or someone else takes precedent.  As I wrote about in another blog,  everyone has something that makes us happy to do, something that drives us to wake up everyday and gives us pleasure when we are doing it.  It never feels like work even though it might be.  If we find that purpose early on in life we are fortunate.  If we come from dysfunction, we may be still looking and unhappy in what our life has turned out to be.  We know that we are not doing what we need to be doing.  Something is missing.

Looking inside for guidance, meditation, writing down those things that give you pleasure when you are doing them, will all help you to find your purpose.  You also need to get rid of the clutter that often accumulates around us in our attempts to be happy in our life, those things that were tried and failed because they were not what we needed to be doing.  Being good at something does not necessarily mean it is our purpose in life.  Purpose is something that we truly enjoy and are content while doing it.  Getting rid of the clutter will help you to recognize what your true purpose might be.  This guided imagery video will help you get rid of the clutter of things you do not want or no longer need.  Enjoy!

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I became a therapist in an attempt to understand my own childhood and what happened there and how it made me who I am, exhibiting the behaviors that were not always positive, very often self-destructive. I used Art Therapy to help me understand things in my past that were stopping me from making better decisions in my present day. I used Behavioral Science to help me understand underlying causal factors, roots to the present day behaviors that I was seeing in myself. Both help me to change those behaviors/thoughts that were causing me to make self-destructive decisions that were causing pain in life. I have been a therapist since 1985 and have an undergraduate degree Art and behavioral science (double major) from the University of Maine. My graduate work was done at Marywood university and I have a degree in Art Therapy. I have certificates in Forensic Interviewing and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior therapy. I have 22 out of 30 credits toward a degree in Trauma Therapy from Drexel University. I started out as a Community Support Worker, Program Manager/Clinical Supervisor, Family therapist and Outpatient therapist.

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