Since the origins of time the eternal choice for everyone; who finds himself in incarnation. Is either to enjoy the illusion of what you see outside yourself; which is a personality focus. Or face the truth within the self; which is a soul focus? It is all a question of which manifestation energy state that you wish to create. Perhaps we may consider the choice between the atheist or the initiate?
Importantly the focus of the personality; is to view energy. In terms of how it impacts emotionally in particular. In common words this is called emotional sentimentality. Which means that the ego or personality; has an attached emotional level focus. Therefore the natural result of this approach is to chase; after what you like and find appealing. Conversely what you dislike or find unappealing; you then attack or run away from. Above all it is only the detached mental level focus. That will provide holistic solutions with serious spiritual development.