Who am I?
Why am I here?
What is my purpose in life?
These fundamental questions have been pondered through the centuries by inquiring minds searching for answers to the meaning of life.
This is not the proverbial naval gazing, as some might suggest, but rather the core issues that concern many in various aspects of life and death. Through the ages, philosophers have questioned their existence and connection to a creator, spawning a multitude of religions and spiritual beliefs that purport to have the answers to these questions. The search for the meaning of life is bound in philosophical, religious and spiritual concepts that include discussion and debate on the existence of a universal consciousness, a Higher Spirit (God), the soul, and afterlife. Although these theoretical subjects are far above the concerns of most people, exploration of these concepts are vital in dealing with activities of daily living and one’s response to unexpected crises that may be experienced during ones lifetime. A strong foundation and belief in one’s identity, meaning and purpose in life, as well as spiritual convictions may help turn negative experiences into opportunities for growth.
The Mirror Project is an ongoing expressive art therapy group and exhibition that explores the question of identity through the use of mirrors as a tool for self reflection. Click here for more on this research