Whether we realize it or not we are all on the spiritual path of enlightenment. We are all moving closer and closer to realizing our oneness with the eternal. In other words whether we understand it, like it, or not, we are all spiritual masters in the making. Not only is this happening but everything that is happening in our lives is trying to get us to move more and more into this realization.
Having said that, I will also say that there is a stage on the path in which to go against ones own dharma or way of being is like high treason. It is denying the will of the eternal. If we have reached this stage of the spiritual path we have to be true to ourselves, or our not being true to our feelings will tear us apart.
I personally learned this years ago, when it came to my career choices. I learned early on that I needed to run my own business. I tried working other places for a while but it would only last for a short time and I would leave to go back to running my business full time. It was like something inside of me was dying the whole time I was working for these other places. Once I did go back to being on my own, I felt free and could even breathe better. I have been happily running my business full time now for more than 25 years, and could not imagine my life any other way.
I have also learned that this was not just the case with my business, but in life period, not being true to how I feel seems to bother me more than most people. To my relief, as I studied meditation and metaphysics, I learned that the as we move further along we must be more true to who we are, it is the Eternal’s way of expressing through us. The more we grow the stronger the pull for us to live in such a manner.