Stop Trying to Find Your Purpose

Why you should seek wholeness instead

Keri Mangis
The Dissident

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Photo by Gabriel Tovar on Unsplash

What do you believe about the nature of your soul?

What do you believe about finding your soul’s purpose (or “dharma” or “calling”)?

If you believe that the soul is little more than an evolved version of the ego, then, like the ego, the soul would set life goals. Accomplishments would be needed to validate the soul’s journey and mollify its insecurity. The soul would be ever stymied trying to answer the question: “What do I want to be when I grow up?” just like a regular ol’ flannel-wearing ego.

If you view the soul this way, as simply a more refined, less grumpy version of the ego, then it’s easy to extrapolate that the soul, like the ego, would desire to belong, be accepted, recognized, and loved through what it does. Thus, the soul would come to Earth ready to roll up its immortal sleeves and get to work. It would feel called to build or do something that could be seen and experienced by others as our “calling.” Something explainable and helpful — and, hopefully, something that has a nice ring to it for a website!

On the other hand, if you believe that the soul is nothing at all like the ego and therefore couldn’t care less about belonging, accomplishment, or validation, then why would this soul need a defined purpose?

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Keri Mangis
The Dissident

I am author and speaker, dedicated to getting out (and staying out) of Plato’s Cave of shadows and deception. Hope to bring a few people with me.