Part of finding your soul is to wake up
to this habit of thinking like others
and go your own way.
It may be painful to separate from those people
who have given you a 
sense of belonging and purpose,
but your soul is at stake. 

Thomas Moore, A Life at Work: The Joy of Discovering What You Were Born to Do

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It is no coincidence that I chose a quote from Thomas Moore for this week’s Wednesday Whoa.  Like Janet, he left a religious order after 13 years so that he could practice and find his spirituality outside. Since then he’s been a musician, a University professor and practiced as a psychotherapist before becoming a full-time writer.  Also, like Janet, he continued to learn and grow.  After writing his first book, he gave up his psychotherapy practice in order to write full-time.  It’s a process.  Not once, but several times both had to leave or move past the work that they were doing in order to move ahead.  In order to find that work that gives them a sense of purpose and belonging.

What gives you a sense of belonging and purpose? Are you willing to move past the known and tread into the unknown in order to achieve it?