Purgatory…the in-between

Many people live their life in what I call “a state of purgatory”. Purgatory is sort of a holding place. It isn’t “hell”..so the person is not in deep pain and trauma. It also isn’t “heaven”..so the person is not living a life of joy. 

This can ring true in personal relationships, careers, body and spiritual desires and even daily mindset habits. Many people choose to stay put in purgatory.

Now, to be fair, most of these people don’t even realize they are stuck in purgatory. Most believe that life is supposed to be just ok. They fear the pain of hell but also fear the work it takes to elevate to heaven. Middle of the road feels easier and in tune with much of the world. There is a certain comfort in knowing that your life is similar to your neighbor’s or colleague’s life. Humans have a sort of pack mentality so that everyone can experience our core desire of being loved and accepted. 

Love and acceptance is a basic human desire that allows us to form connections and learn “acceptable” human traits from a very young age. Babies use this basic drive to get their needs met and individuals carry it in some form for the rest of their lives. 

But, here’s the kicker.. The urge to stay with the pack leaves people feeling sad, unfulfilled and without purpose. It is the person who makes that painful choice to do something different that stands a chance of having a blissful life full of purpose.

There is a misconception that a person so brave must be special in some way; in that they have abilities that other people can’t reach. THIS IS A LIE.

Anyone can create, grow and use the abilities to step outside of the box and have an amazing life. If that doesn’t happen then the once comfortable purgatory turns into a living HELL. 

We are not meant to live in purgatory! Pick up your gifts and move towards the life that you want. 

I’ll let you in on a secret though – You can’t have a joyful, purposeful life without good interpersonal relationships. 

Your relationships can, as they say.. make or break you. 

How are you taking care of your relationships?!?

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