“As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.” —Carl Jung
“A mighty flame followeth a tiny spark.”—Dante
The human desire to identify and spark a purposeful light in our days is a very real part of our orientation to work—where after all, we spend most of our waking hours. When we have a clear purpose to this time, and our path is illuminated, work is invigorating. We have harmonious passion, or at the least, contentment. When we feel as though we’re running in circles, or spiraling downward, work is somewhere between boring and soul crushing. We’re counting the hours (or, if nearing retirement, years) until we’re free.
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