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The Pattern of Fulfillment

As a classic intuitive person, I spend my life discovering patterns. As a social psychologist, professor, and priest, I tend to look at groups of people. Over the years I have discovered a simple and powerful pattern followed by people who (1) enjoy life the most, (2) regularly express vitality and creativity, and (3) constantly create good news for and with others.I describe this pattern as (1) Know yourself, (2) Be yourself, (3) Give yourself away.Although these three injunctions may not have the authority of Surah, Sutra, or sermon, they do seem present and applicable with people from many backgrounds, cultures, and spiritual traditions. As I’ve worked with people and organizations in transition during these past few years, I have found a universal connection to each of these, as individuals and groups struggle with the challenges of living life in times of turmoil and change.Know YourselfKnow Yourself came to me 25 years ago in a note I received from a retired bishop when my own ordination was approaching. He wrote, “Many will say ‘be Christ-like for the sake of others.’ I say to you, ‘be yourself f …

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