If You Think Personal Development is for Other People, Think Again
Worse than conquering goals only to find them empty and unsatisfying are the cultural lies that we believe—
Personal development is the luxury interest of the ambitious set.
Personal development is for spiritual people.
Personal development is for the relatively young, active, and driven.
Ergo, if you don't see yourself as particularly ambitious, spiritual, or young and able, you get a pass on All. That. Striving.
Um. No. You don't.
When personal growth is perceived in culture as “an interest” that some people are “into” and some aren’t, collective meaning is lost and culture becomes increasingly focused on filling the void and relieving the pain. (Seem familiar?)
Personal growth isn't optional, nor is it unnecessary. It’s not an interest you have or don't have; it's essential to human nature. It's not a choice; it’s a fact. You are growing either better or worse. Which one is determined by your degree of conscious growth and your skills for seeking meaning.
But even when we understand our need for meaning and try to seek it, we flounder because we don't really know how to do it. We end up resting on our good intentions, hoping we'll somehow stumble into greater understanding, and self-medicating our pain with our favorite comforts in the meantime.
The Curated Soul exists to help you learn how to seek the right kind of meaning at the exact time you're most empowered to receive it. However you seek insight, please keep going. The rest of us are depending on you.
We urgently need what you discover.