In legend and mythology, dolphins are associated with knowing one’s purpose. When you watch them you never get a sense of self-doubt or second guessing. I want that for my self. The tapping exercise that follows addressed the big existential question of what my purpose might be and hopes to answer the question, “Why am I here?”
Setup (tapping the karate chop point): Sometimes it is really hard to know why I am here. What is my purpose? What am I really meant to do? This uncertainty, this not-knowing, is quite uncomfortable. Even though I don’t know why I am here, I choose to search for my purpose. Even though I am unsure of my purpose, I choose to create meaning in my life. Even though I am not always clear about why I am here, I choose to believe that my purpose will eventually become more clear.
Eyebrow…Who am I?
Under the Eye…What is my purpose?
Under the Nose…What is my destiny?
Chin…Am I on the right path?
Collarbone…Is this my path?
Under the Arm…Who am I?
Top of Head…Unanswered questions
Eyebrow…All of this uncertainty
Side of Eye…This anxiety of not knowing
Under the Eye…Who am I?
Under the Nose…What is my purpose?
Chin…What is the plan?
Collarbone…Uncomfortable not knowing
Under the Arm…Infinite possibilities
Top of Head…Who am I?
Obviously this was a very short tapping on a great big topic. It was not intended to wrap everything up in a pretty little package. It was intended to stimulate thoughts and questions that are relevant to your journey. Most of us (myself included) will likely need a lot more tapping to address all of the aspects of an existential question of this magnitude.
If thoughts or feelings popped in, write them down and set aside some future time to tap on them. Why? We all think that if we have the thought or insight things will get better, and they might. However, if you use those thoughts and insights for tapping, things can get a lot better.