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Mindful : February 2019
TURN HURTS INTO HEALING Like the kid who was bullied who turns into an advocate for victims’ rights, purpose often stems from having personal experience that you realize can benefit someone else. The desire to help can transcend your own inter- est—you begin to see how your story fits into a larger conversation. And that’s where purpose thrives. Kezia Willingham was raised in poverty in Corval- lis, Oregon, her family riven by domestic violence. “No one at school inter vened or helped or supported my mother, myself, or my brother when I was grow- ing up poor, ashamed, and sure that my existence was a mistake,” she says. When she was 16, Willingham enrolled at an alternative high school that “led me to believe I had options and a path out of poverty.” She made her way to college and then got a master’s degree and has worked as a family and children’s advocate for more than 15 years. “I want the kids out there who grew up like me to know they have futures ahead of them,” she says. “I want them to know that they are just as good and valuable as any other human who happens to be born into more privileged circumstances. Because they are.” What disadvantage or discrimination have you experienced in your life? How did you deal with it? Who might benefit from your experience? → THE PREVAILING BELIEF IS THAT PURPOSE ARISES FROM HAVING A GIFT OR PASSION. BUT THAT’S ONLY PART OF THE TRUTH. PHOTOGRAPHBYPHILIPPLUBLASSER/UNSPLASH February 2019 mindful 21