This has lead to a boom in the coaching industry, promising the skillful navigation of obstacles and roadblocks on the way to attaining goals.
The focus of healing on the other hand, is the graceful surrender of those things that are triggered by the unfolding of life.
Rather than ducking and weaving through the barriers on our journey, the emphasis is on opening through the bruises and blows caused by the impacts of the tragedies, mundanities and tribulations of life.
Never is this more evident as when something truly catastrophic befalls our fate. Something that cuts so deeply, that no amount of future achievements or accolades can repair.
A serious illness for instance, that permanently impairs one's ability to function as they once did, brings anger at unfairness, fear of the future, disdain at the body's inability to completely recover, anxieties of missing out on what was once within reach, and the shame of now being less valuable than others.
Of hatred towards life, resentment towards the divine, and the contempt towards the universe for the hand that has been dealt.
Of having to rely on others, of resisting becoming a burden to loved ones, and the helplessness inherent without their support.
Of feeling singled out, picked on, chosen to suffer, victimized by the gods. Of a sense of being deprived and a loss of self worth.
It forces us to chose between growing bitter and jaded with resentment at our destiny or to surrender through those parts of us that bemoan, that fight, and rile against it.
The golden spiritual and deeply human opportunity is to surrender, and open through these pains.
Transforming so completely as to live in the acceptance of tribulation and of tragedy alike.