What is the Purpose of Your Life?

Many who people who don't have symptoms of depression or anxiety often feel a sense of profound dissatisfaction with their lives.  You may not be in crisis, and your life may not be collapsing around you, but you might nonetheless have a feeling of being "stuck," of not having a sense of fulfillment or accomplishment, even though by any obvious standard your life appears to be very successful. You might have a rewarding career, a stable family life, a wide circle of friends, and activities you enjoy doing, and yet all the while, you might also have this nagging sense that something is missing, that deep within you is an emptiness, and you don't know why.

If you find yourself grappling with such issues, what you are really doing is asking yourself questions such as "Who am I?" "What kind of person do I want to be?" and "What kind of meaning do I want my life to have?" These are not easy questions to answer because they entail taking an honest look at the different aspects of our lives and personalities--the good and the not so good, the admirable and the less than admirable--so that all of them can be integrated into a whole sense of Self.  Only by exploring these different and even contradictory aspects of our selves can we truly understand who we are, and then move forward with our lives on that basis.


If you would like to speak with me further about such issues, please call for a free, 15-minute telephone consultation at 559-579-8787.