A personal growth plan should recognize both aspects of human nature
One of the most important things for individuals – especially those who are looking to grow as a person – to keep in mind is what makes them special. The Korean calligraphy alphabet has one saying in particular that addresses this.
The phrase "chun-ji-in" refers to the three aspects of humanity that separate the species from all others walking the Earth. The first part, "chun," translates to heaven or sky. It is included in the phrase to remind individuals that they are part spiritual beings and that they should keep their hearts open to high aspirations.
Secondly, "ji" refers to the Earth or land. We are all terrestrial beings, and this connection to nature should be considered a basis for all of our activities and motivations. Without a connection to the ground we walk on, our lives would have no foundation, and therefore would fall apart.
Finally, "in," with its reference to humanity, reminds individuals that the two previous elements come together in humans to form something very special. Neither the spiritual or the earthly should be given precedence in an individual’s personal growth plan. Both aspects of humanity are equally important.
These are important concepts to remember, as in life it is easy to be carried away too far in one direction. Often, people allow their sensual pleasures to consume their mind, or they get carried away with dwelling on their own imaginings. While a certain amount of either is beneficial, too much of anything is never good.
Therefore, individuals who are pursuing a personal growth plan should keep in mind that they are equal parts spiritual and terrestrial. Working to develop both aspects of their nature may be important to developing as a complete human.