Just trust yourself
Then you will know how to live.
Everything you need to know about living your life is within you. It may be covered over with dust or layers of old experiences, messages and beliefs, but there is a place within you that knows what you need, that knows the life you want to live and even knows how to attain it.
Our culture teaches us to look to others, to look outside ourselves to figure things out. Generally, we don't spend much time looking within to find our heart's desire, our passion, our wisdom. We read self-help books that promise us 5 easy steps to.... ( fill in the blank).
A good teacher, mentor or psychotherapist will not give you answers but will help you clear the path to the self-knowledge and answers that lie within. We are each unique beings with distinct gifts, desires and passions.
No one other than you can possibly know what your life is meant to be. Time spent in contemplation, in conversation with others on the same path, in meditation, listening to both your night and day dreams will reveal your life to you. Trust that all you need is within, that you were born "preloaded" with all the hardware and software necessary to live your life fully!
Peggy Handler, MFT, is a psychotherapist in San Francisco's Noe Valley