As humans, we’re driven to survive and perpetuate the information we’ve learned. This drive is linked to our feeling knowing that our existence is noticed and has value to others. Any opportunity we have to uniquely express ourselves in a way that is of service to other people brings us a high level of safety, allowing us to learn and be creative.
In this episode, we explore 3 facets of the concept of purpose: Realizing that people are not acting as intentionally as much as we think, understanding how we can have more control over our reactions and behaviors, and the importance of feeling that we have value, of ‘fulfilling our life’s purpose’.
Development at a young age is heavily influenced by the presence of adults with high levels of executive functioning. Learn more about executive functioning skills, and how you can improve and model them to benefit your own life and those around you.
– The concept of purpose.
– How adult behaviour affects development in the earliest years of our lives.
– How your response differs based on whether you think someone is acting deliberately or not.
– Methods and rituals we can use to have more control over our behaviour and impulses.
– Executive functioning skills.
– Mindfulness and meditation.
– Obtaining a deep sense of safety by controlling how we focus our attention.
– Why we numb and distract ourselves, being uncomfortable to sit and go into our own thoughts.
– Self-transcendent purpose & self-expression.
– Importance of expressing our uniqueness in a way that has value.
– Why a sense of purpose is crucial in all areas of life, such as community, family, and classroom.
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