“When I have a higher purpose, I find the energy and courage to go outside my comfort zone.” ~ Robert Quinn, Professor, University of Michigan Ross School of Business
A purpose for one’s life can feel a bit grandiose. As a young adult, I remember a constant restlessness as I tried to settle into the post-college world. I had that nagging feeling I should be doing something else, no matter what I was doing. There was a pressure to seek. Seek what you ask? Well, I was never sure. I was completely unfulfilled and frankly, guilt-ridden most of the time I wasn’t working. And at work, I was often frustrated by a work environment that didn’t match my own values. So I took classes, got a master’s degree, started a business with my ex-husband, joined a professional women’s organization, took more classes, got divorced, went to therapy, took more classes, and so on. I eventually discovered a love for the type of healing work that brought me back after my divorce.
Starting my business was the beginning of me finding my purpose…and as I think about it more, I believe I am DEFINING my purpose rather than finding it. It has always been there. I simply needed to uncover it by learning about me and my drive and motivations. I have always been trying to live my purpose, rather unsuccessfully much of the time. Until we make conscious our unconscious motivators, we will struggle with understanding our purpose.
What is your purpose? Can you feel it? Can you put words to it? I would love to hear your experience with Purpose.
For more on purpose listen to Vanessa Couto‘s latest podcast On Purpose a Conversation with Laura Rowe
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Laura Rowe is an intuitive energy healer. Living in Portland, Oregon, Laura founded The Vital Spirit, an entity that seeks to be an instrument in the ongoing shift in human consciousness. Laura works with adults who identify as highly sensitive persons or empaths and are committed to learning about who they are and how they want to express themselves in this world. She helps these individuals clear energetic blocks, release limiting beliefs, thrive in their business/careers and navigate interpersonal relationships so they can live life to the fullest.