I think it is important that we connect to an inner spirit each day. My spirit is that of a writer, a poet, and an artist. Our spirits are different yet they are the same; each one connecting to our inner being. Every day I see to it that I create something. If we are not creating, we are stagnant. We can grow apart from the very things that allow us to truly live. I have been fortunate in being able to do what I love, at least some of the time. I also had the misfortune of working at jobs that could stifle the spirit, beat you down and crush you if one was not careful. If you have one of those, it’s best to run fast in the opposite direction. Finding and connecting to what enables your inner spirit should be one’s goal and you should pursue it to help you feel more in harmony with your inner self and the Dao.