What do you seek?
Oftentimes, when I talk with my students, especially those just starting their careers, their response to this question is a combination of compensation, growth opportunities, and a novel experience.
But what is striking is that the well-being pattern of these same people is that their satisfaction is most correlated with their sense of spiritual development.
At the very least, a sense of transcendent meaning and purpose.
The tricky thing with meaning is that it is highly subjective yet cannot be forced nor conjured out of thin air; one must undergo their journey to decipher how one can create and co-create meaning in a world that sometimes feels absurd.
I’ve asked this question to myself many times in the previous months. Maybe the most concise answer I can give is that I seek an integrally developed life, a context filled with infinite opportunities to flourish with like-minded and like-hearted people.
And a sign could be a sense of peace which is different from a sense of complacency.
Complacency feels like being stuck on shallow waters, but peace feels like a voyage on a grand ocean with comrades and loved ones.
John 1:35-42. “What do you seek?”
[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 2023-004: JANUARY 4, 2023]