Finding My Purpose: Time for a Cause
February 3, 2011
Mastin Kipp says that Victor Frankl says that there are three ways to find your purpose:
3. A Cause greater than yourself.
Actually, I feel like it’s not just one of those that gets you to your purpose, but all three.
Like everyone, I suffered. I didn’t feel like I had choices in life. Sometimes I wondered if it wouldn’t be easier just to kill myself. Life seemed so hard, complicated, unfair. Until it didn’t anymore. I’d say this shifted for me around the age of 27.
Relationship. I had a wonderful, loving relationship. When it ended in 2009, my world fell apart, as did the identity and future I’d constructed for myself, and my ego barriers. The fortress crumbled. I spent 2010 rebuilding it. Now, rather than a fortress, I have built my ideal home – a beautiful sustainable tree house that converts into a boat when necessary.
So, I’ve lived through the first two. Apparently it’s time for the third.