9.11.10

esopurPurpose

The trees are just about completely naked.  Leafless.  I collected a few good ones from the branches before the wind stole them away.  Put them in a notebook, flattened them, now what do I do with them?

As the seasons change, my mind evolves.

I believe that everyone has a purpose; a reason for why they were put on the earth.  Most people spend the majority of their lives searching for this purpose.  This is sad since nobody's true purpose is to purpose search.  Our purpose should become clear at some point in our lives.  Maybe you realized it at a young age, when you were looking into the night sky at the stars and figured out your purpose was to build a rocket ship to send people to explore the universe.  Or maybe like the majority of people, you take some path in life unsure if it is your true purpose, just to fit in with humanity.

I read somewhere that in order to find your purpose, a good exercise is to list things on a piece of paper.  Careers, goals, whatever.  When you write down your purpose, you will begin to cry.  Sure, maybe determining your purpose will draw some sort of emotional reaction from you, but who is going to sit themselves down and carry out this exercise - not me.

My purpose? - I thought I knew it.  I wanted to know it.  I didn't know it.

I told everyone I wanted to be a doctor when I was in high school and college, so I had to become a doctor, right.  In the last year or so, I admitted to myself (and to others) my ignorance of my purpose.  My uncertainty in the path of life.  I was pretty sure, but not sure enough.  The thought of helping people with conventional medicine didn't bring 'tears to my eyes,' or any other strong emotion for that matter.  

Now, my purpose is crystalizing.  Still no tears, but passion indeed.  Don't worry, Mom, Dad, Grandma, Grandpa... I still want to be a doctor.  Though helping people by traditional standards doesn't bring much passion to me, changing lives by implementing lifestyle changes, dietary changes, and using a 'functional' approach does vibrate my soul.

I have read a bit from Dr. Hyman, a leader in the current medical revolution.  I am excited to be a part of the reformation.

BA-out

1 comment:

  1. beeeiiiinnn. dude first, you are...so...deep. second, seriously, this is what gets my clock ticking too man. it's sickening where we are as a society, disgusting.

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