Being Part of Something Bigger
Today’s offering is about a subject which seems to be presenting itself in my office more and more lately. More and more of my clients who on the surface seem to have achieved everything they would have wanted (a great career, family, friends, money) are feeling more and more empty. This is the reason that they present for therapy, it is not that there is something that they can definitely say is the issue, but just a pervasive sense that they feel less than how they would want to.
Through exploration it appears that for may of these clients the issue is about a sense of being small and insignificant in the world. They do not have a faith as it were, and they realise that money and jobs come and go, it is like they have come to the realisation that everything that they worked for is impermanent.
I find that I am helping clients to become more aware of doing things which help them to feel as though they are part of something bigger than themselves. Helping them to find a cause or issue that they can get involved in which will help them to feel more connected with the world around them and to actually make a difference. These things need not be a big deal, but they can have a big effect. Go out today and connect with the world around you and feel a part of something bigger than yourself.