I have noticed that people's passions or areas of focus seem to coincide with areas where they personally need growth.
Example: John Lennon said he beat his ex-wife and had a tendency toward violence, and that the peace movement was full of people like him.
Example: I am very interested in becoming an enlightened leader, and/but I personally have much trouble accepting authority - and I really need work on self-governance.
Example: A person I know well sometimes drives others away when they don't meet her expectations - and/but she's very drawn to developing community.
Example: I know several people who have created and dissolved business partnerships who now study personal and group responsibility.
Is this type of alignment a known phenom with a name? Do we seek balance in this way?