I’m currently reading a book by Molly Young Brown called Unfolding Self: The Practice of Psychosynthesis. The first chapter is “Psychosynthesis and the Art of Guiding”, an explication and exploration of what it means to be a guide, counsellor, coach, therapist, helper, or whatever you choose to call it. Brown provides an exercise on page 6, called “Exploring Purpose”, to help one find a sense of purpose as a guide that has great meaning and usefulness to one’s work. I may revise it over time, but what I came up with is this:
My purpose as a guide is to companion people’s journeys to full, authentic humanity and to concelebrate their expression of that full, authentic humanity.
What about YOU? What is your purpose as a guide? Why do you do what you do? Why do people love what you offer?