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I had to guide Jason to find and feel some vivid personal truth that strongly contradicted his deep, lifelong knowledge that staying in one career would be lethal to his spirit. I began scanning my notes and memory of our sessions, looking for signs of a contradictory knowledge useful for juxtaposition. What jumped out at me was his passing comment of strong admiration for the teachers in the special-needs school where he volunteered once each week. Perhaps here was a vivid experience that had personal significance enough to disconfirm his expectation that a one-career life inevitably puts a person in purgatory.
I said, "I wonder if we could revisit something you mentioned about the special-needs school. I got the impression that you see something in some teachers that you like. Could you tell me a little more about what that is?"
"It's how involved they are in what they do," Jason began. "Or maybe it's the way they're involved in it. They're turned-on—that's clear. You can tell they want to be there, doing what they do and doing it well, and knowing it helps these children. That's great to be around."