Chiropractic Worldview & the Search for Purpose: How to Get Your Talents Out into the World

Given Your Purpose

We all have felt the challenge of finding our life’s purpose, at one point or another. Maybe it was in front of a school adviser or a concerned parent. Maybe it was as you clocked into a job that seemed to drain you of your passion. Do you believe your purpose has been given to you, and is supposed to be sent by you out to the world? Wichita chiropractors Drs. Ryan Dopps and Denise Dopps, recently shared a discussion on Facebook that delved into the philosophical ideas of life’s purpose.

Dr. Ryan shared a saying by chiropractic founder B.J. Palmer, “above down, inside out.” This is explained in the body as information and life coming from above in the brain, down the spinal column, from inside the spinal column out to the cells and tissues along the nervous system. Chiropractic adjustments relieve misalignments and subluxations that reduce and hinder that information coming down and out to the rest of the body.

But it can be applied at deeper levels than the functions and systems of the body. Dr. Ryan used this quote to explain that our gifts and talents come from God to us, and then flow from inside us out to affect our family and community. Love, respect, honoring your brothers and sisters; those are some of the greatest things you can give the world, said Dr. Ryan.

The Search for Purpose

Dr. Denise expanded this idea, saying above-down, inside-out is a worldview. She and Dr. Ryan apply it to decisions in their social life and spiritual habits. She makes a point of asking herself if she is serving enough, giving enough.

“I believe God planted me on this planet to be a chiropractor,” said Dr. Denise, “to serve others. I find great purpose in what I do.”

She noted that this isn’t new to our generation; throughout the millennia, people have been searching for purpose.

Dr. Ryan mentioned a discussion he had with Tenth Avenue North’s lead singer Mike Donehey. Donehey’s point was that the key was to find what you loved doing and what benefited society. If both of those are present and in balance, you have found your purpose and .

Get Flowing! Above Down, Inside Out

Our minds and bodies are so intricately linked. Make sure that both have life flowing, with a chiropractic adjustment to clear the passageway of information from your brain out to your body. Call 316-636-6550 and make an appointment with Dr. Denise or Dr. Ryan at their Wichita office, Dopps Chiropractic NE.

You can connect with Dr. Denise on Instagram (@ddopps) where she promotes health through nutrition and exercise. Her podcast encourages and stimulates mental health at www.adjustyourvocabulary.com, using vocabulary to “elevate your voice.”

You can also find Dr. Ryan on Instagram (@drdopps) where he lives out a chiropractic lifestyle and @letschalkaboutchiropractic posts fun, humorous snippets of information with colorful illustrations.

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