"I would say that there is one basic idea that should be kept in mind in all the changes we make in life, whether of career or anything else. We should decide not in view of better pay, higher rank, "getting ahead", but in view of becoming more real, entering more authentically into direct contact with life, living more as a free and mature human person, able to give myself more to others, able to understand myself and the world better. "
(letter from Thomas Merton to Robert Menchin, January 15, 1966 in W. H. Shannon, Witness to Freedom: The letters of Thomas Merton in times of crisis 1994, p. 255)
Kim Voyle, Ph.D.
Founder and Director,
Pathfinders Career Services