Thank you for the great crowd who came out for “Finding Your Life Purpose: Career Workshop” on Thursday,3/2.
This was a reflective writing, group discussion and practical steps to support career exploration. The group was led by contemplative career coach and mindfulness teacher Jennifer Earls, M.Ed., Dance with Life Consulting.
Attendees began the night with a meditation to pull them into a state of mindfullness and introspection. The room was quiet as all soaked up the healing energy Jennifer put forth as they prepared to delve into thinking about their futures!
As Jennifer coached participants through thinking about their personal dreams and their dreams for the Earth, intersections of both love and fear were made apparent. There was a beautiful willingness to experiment, seek partnership, and open up to each other among the attendees. Certain words such as “uncertain”, “stuck”, and “lost” were met with “engage”, “restore”, and “community” as everyone talked to their partners and groups.
At the end of the night, many reflected on how surprised they were to have opened up to strangers about their goals and dreams about entwining their personal passions with ecojustice. The resounding sentiment was: “You can connect to people so quickly when you are vulnerable and share your passions, which are in a sense your true self.”