Many people struggle finding their life purpose, especially the Empaths.
Feeling confused as to whether we are walking the ‘right occupational path’ is all too familiar for the Empath. There are many reasons for this, but the way the world makes us ‘feel’ certainly contributes to this confusion.
Because we get exhausted, depressed or overstimulated by spending too much time around others, it leads to feelings of unfulfillment, which we often blame on our chosen profession.
This sense of unfulfillment may push us towards trying many different vocations, in the hope it will put us on the right path to our ‘true’ life-purpose.
But it doesn’t. We are still confused and lost. It just seems that our ‘calling’ is not happening. The sign we wait to show us the right way, to make us understand why we always felt like something bigger awaits us, is not showing!
Maybe we are looking at the whole thing all wrong!
Is it possible that we can’t find our right path because it is not just one path? Maybe all those little ‘buzzes’ we got trying all those different vocations are pieces of our calling.
Maybe it’s not that we can’t find our calling, but that we are Multipotentialite Empaths!
If you have any of these 9 traits you are a Multipotentialite Empath:
1. You are hardwired into learning, gaining knowledge and wisdom.
2. You have active imaginations.
3. You look for ways to fill your creative mind space by practicing creative arts, writing, painting, playing games or using your imagination in other ways.
4. You may believe that you like trying out new jobs because you have yet to find a career that is a fit.
5. You are talented at many things that are not connected.
6. You have a sense that you don’t quite belong into the world as it is today, that you need to change something.
7. You have a sense of mystery and wonder, you love traveling to new places and you have an inner urge for some kind of an adventure.
8. Closed space, monotone tasks and routines choke you.
9. You know you have a purpose but you can’t completely define it.
What is a Multipotentialite Empath?
According to Emilie Wapnick, A multipotentialite is a person who has many different interests and creative pursuits in life. She says:
“Multipotentialites have no ‘one true calling’ the way specialists do. Being a multipotentialite is our destiny. We have many paths and we pursue all of them, either sequentially or simultaneously (or both).
Multipotentialites thrive on learning, exploring, and mastering new skills. We are excellent at bringing disparate ideas together in creative ways. This makes us incredible innovators and problem solvers.
When it comes to new interests that emerge, our insatiable curiosity leads us to absorb everything we can get our hands on. As a result, we pick up new skills fast and tend to be a wealth of information.”
I believe many Empaths resonate with being a multipotentialite for the simple fact they love to learn and master new skills and abilities (mostly to help others).
The sad thing is society expects us to find one vocational path and stick to it for life! This makes those who want to change careers feel guilty, or wrong, for doing so.
For some, being in the same job throughout their life is ‘heaven on a plate’. But this path is not for everyone. Some need to keep changing, keep learning, and keep moving forward and they have to know it is ok to do this.
Like many others, I used to believe that I studied a vast array of subjects and professions to find my true-calling. I realized some time ago that all I was learning was not just part of a whimsical passing interest.
What I’ve been studying and researching over the years, I’ve been doing for a reason. I love writing about ways others can better serve themselves and learning all that I have, has helped me do this.
There is nothing wrong with embracing change or having a desire to learn and a thirst for knowledge. We have to know it is ok to keep learning and experiencing new or different careers, if that’s what we want. Even if we try a job for just a matter of weeks.
As long as we are not letting others down, getting into debt or overly putting on others by our choices, we need to know we are ok to keep learning and growing.
Source: Spirit of Buddhism