How the North Node points you in the right direction

Although we tend to use the word “natural” to indicate optimum functioning, the truth is that behaving naturally is sometimes the worst thing we can do.  Think about it—what comes “naturally” to a person with an anger management problem is to act out their rage and frustration.  What comes “naturally” to a drug-addicted individual involves getting high to the extent they harm their health.  Even if we do not have a problem that leads us to a 12-step program, each of us possesses some “natural” tendencies that lead us to betray our highest selves.
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