challenges and difficulties
James Coburn has a critical, cynical attitude towards many religions and philosophies. Without realizing it, he prevents himself from appreciating new viewpoints and attitudes. Coburn is more rigid and dogmatic than he realizes. His approach may also be too intellectual or moralistic. James Coburn takes his own political beliefs and spiritual philosophy very seriously, worrying and fretting if he is not 100% clear about some ideology or theory.
Fear of the unknown, of change, and/or of death may plague James. He strongly resists changes and transitions rather than greeting them with curiosity or a spirit of adventure, which makes them much harder for him.
On another level entirely, James Coburn is very careful about joining forces, and especially his material resources, with others. Coburn wants to keep his own and other people's property and assets very distinct.
His faith, optimism, and sense of possibilities are tempered by much caution, and often doubt or skepticism as well. Whatever hopes or visions James Coburn has for his life are firmly held in check by his sense of reality. At times he may wish for more freedom, but James also fears it and hang back. James Coburn may blame practical limitations or some external condition or the prevailing Authority for his own inhibitions.
At times circumstances seem to be pushing against James, and he may have to withstand severe challenges. James Coburn will probably have to work harder than others in order to succeed, turning him hard and cold hearted in his decisions because of it.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which James Coburn instinctively and habitually reverts to when under stress - a mostly subconscious process that he is apt to over indulge in because it is so familiar and hence easy for him. The direction James Coburn needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
James Coburn needs to take what he has learned (either through formal education or his own questing and life experience) and share it with others, communicate it or express it in a way that can benefit others. Knowledge and understanding, which does not enhance either James' quality of life or that of persons in his world, is of little real value. Putting Coburn's understanding, philosophy, and convictions into practice in his daily relationships, and in the multiple choices he makes every day, will enable James Coburn to really test his belief system and discover more about life.
When under stress, James Coburn is apt to seek refuge in imagining that the grass is greener elsewhere, rather than working with what is at hand. James Coburn needs to cultivate his ability to live in the present!
It is in his dealings with money, financial security, tangible assets and possessions that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. The qualities described above are ones James Coburn needs to integrate in tangible ways: how he makes a living, building assets and a secure material base, what he does with the resources he has. James Coburn should try to avoid over involvement or entanglements with other people's money matters, legal business, and personal affairs.