The world is full of successful people who don’t enjoy their work, find no joy in their daily activities, or wander from one diversion to another with no true direction.
In our work with clients, we most often see this situation with people who have chosen their direction in life based on suggestions from others, how much money they thought they could earn, or because they never really thought about their natural skills and how to apply them to their life.
From a behavioral science point of view, they lack integration between their natural perceptual style and their behavior. Their natural skills lie dormant and unexplored.
From a more poetic point of view, they’re traveling a path with no heart.
People often hold the belief that if they get the right job, find the right mate, or earn enough money they’ll be happy and satisfied. But success is really an internal job. Those other factors are just symptoms of success.
To quote from Carlos Casteneda’s book The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge:
“All paths are the same: they lead nowhere. They are paths going through the bush, or into the bush. . . My benefactor’s question has meaning now. Does this path have heart? If it does, the path is good; if it doesn’t, it is of no use. Both paths lead nowhere; but one has a heart, the other doesn’t. One makes for a joyful journey; as long as you follow it, you are one with it. The other will make you curse your life. One makes you strong; the other weakens you.”
Examine your current path in life. Do your job, relationships, and other daily activities draw on your natural strengths and your perceptual style? Do your present circumstances bring you joy? Does your path have heart?
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