We hear so much about life purpose, calling, and living a meaningfully. The great teachers and philosophers tell us to ‘follow your bliss,’ or ‘follow your heartbreak,’ along with ‘do what makes you come alive.’ More than ever, today living a life of meaning has become important imperative for health.
Studies show that it’s vital for us to feel a part of something that’s bigger than ourselves, and in fact, the two most harmful things for our health are social isolation and targeted rejection.
Wellness practitioner, Dr Oscar Serrallach, says having purpose and meaning in your life is one of the four pillars of health. Having a purpose in life is as important to health as exercise or a healthy diet. Like a musician in an orchestra, we need to play our part and express our gifts if we are to experience wellbeing.
Here Dr Serrallach explains why.