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The Trance of Scarcity by Victoria Castle

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Chapter 2The Trance of Scarcity: Our Sad Story

I’m 55, and I want to feel alive.” Outwardly, Barbara was successful in every sense of the word, but secretly her life felt desolate. “I’ve done everything I know to do, but it feels like my energy just keeps getting siphoned off somehow. What do I have to do to finally be good enough?” With these words, she revealed that she was living outside the Circle on a full-time basis.

Barbara’s question seared me right to the bone. It’s a question that goes to the heart of the matter for a great many of us. What must we do to feel, at long last, that we’re enough as we are? Is it ever possible to feel a sense of true belonging, to resign from our careers of self-improvement? Or is our only option to ...

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