Paradigm-shifting paradoxes

Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside awakens. ~ Carl Jung

The further we journey in life, the more we realise that life is full of paradoxes. If we can begin to see the opposites around us, and how they can work together for our peace of mind and our success, we can then begin to thrive.

You will not find what you are looking for externally, but if you stop looking, it may instead find you.

As succinctly put by Carl Jung in his above quote, we need to centre ourselves and look within. In doing so, the rest will follow naturally. But this is easier said than done.

Human nature dictates that, more often than not, we seek fulfilment externally. We think that if we find our way to riches, love or happiness, we will be satisfied in life – even though this is rarely the case.

It is also way too easy to get caught up in seeking the approval of others, to become consumed by what we think is expected of us – how to get on in the world and what we should say and do.

“It’s exhausting trying to be everything to everyone. But more to the point, it’s unsustainable. Eventually the psyche just collapses in on itself, like a sinkhole of muck, pressured by the weight of trying to figure out who other people want you to be. To be truly happy, you must honor the truth of you. But all too often, finding this truth is profoundly complicated,” says licensed marriage and family therapist Dr. Paul Hokemeyer J.D., PhD.

How does this relate to your finances?

This article, How Personal Development Is Linked to Financial Success in 2021, refers to the fact that if you read the biography of any self-made person or millionaire, “you will notice a peculiar similarity: these people pay a great deal of attention to personal development. Even at the peak of their careers, they keep pushing themselves out of their comfort zones and make their inner potential work. They make sure their mind is active and agile. When movement stops, degradation starts. 

The process of personal growth never actually ends. It is a lifelong development in a number of realms: psychological, emotional, social, physical, etc. It is through growth that we achieve more, develop new skills, and find new passions and occupations.”

At WellsFaber, we are invested in both your financial and personal growth. Let us be by your side and advise when need be.