This one is pretty easy.

“The whole point of being alive is to evolve into the complete person you were intended to be.”   -Oprah Winfrey

This sorta exemplifies my whole philosophy about life and therapy and everything… we all have a purpose.  Every single person on this earth.  There IS a point to life and I think those that actively seek to find their purpose live happier, richer lives.  I also think that those who are able to evolve to a higher level of consciousness (i.e. consideration of others, consideration of the environment, finding empathy and compassion, etc) find a peace that many could never imagine.  I believe we are all here to strive to reach that.  I incorporate this into everything I do…or try to.  I don’t make much money, I see alot of pain and suffering…but I believe my life is fulfilled in a way that many others can’t imagine because I’m living my purpose.  I also grew up in a household that, although crazy at times, taught me to strive to be kind no matter what.  I appreciate that beyond words.  Kindness matters!

And in the spirit of compassion let’s all take a moment to recognize a big victory for equality today in California.  You can’t use religion or moral judgment as a legal argument to take away rights of others.  Religion shouldn’t be used to hurt others…or to judge or condemn them.  I believe it’s FEAR (and an irrational fear at that) that is keeping this battle alive.  Proponents of Prop 8 used lies to scare people into voting for Prop 8 in the first place.  Fear mongering is used alot in today’s political/social climate.  BUT I have to believe that we all will evolve, collectively, to recognize what is right on this issue.  And one day our children will look back and they will be baffled that this debate was even an issue.  Just like how my generation looks at the inequalities during the Civil Rights Movement.