//Quarter and Mid Life Crisis
Life. It has this way of presenting itself to us in some pretty serious ways. "What is my purpose?" "I feel like there's more I should be contributing to the world than this." "Did I make a mistake in choosing my partner?" "Should I be more satisfied?"
These are beautiful, complex questions. According to master existential therapist, Irvin Yalom, there are four existential givens in life: Death, Freedom, Isolation, and Meaninglessness. Thoughts about these existential givens flow like an undercurrent throughout our lives. There are certain moments when we become more consciously aware of them. If you've lost a loved one, it can immediately bring clarity and a sense of urgency to live well. To focus on what matters. Other times, these existential givens are little more subtle. Our desire for Freedom might present itself in a quiet restlessness at our work place. Perhaps a stifled desire to explore and travel and create. Or maybe it's when you've settled well into your marriage and a sense of isolation creeps int with the growing monotony that is routine and stale intimacy. You might wonder about what the point is to your life and what you contribute. I want to begin by telling you that you are not alone in these concerns. These are the existential givens of life. You will be confronted by them in varying degrees throughout your life.
It can be difficult to find a renewed sense of groundedness on your own. We can help you explore your deep desires and internal conflicts and come to a more aligned and connected way of being.
Ready to get existential? We got you.
Shoot us a contact form to get scheduled with us. Questions about rates? Click here.