Being considered a professional is important. But most of us are 'old' professionals, not old in age, but old in thinking style and approach to living. Old professionals separate science and spirit and think in terms of either/or - 'you're either for me, or against me.' New professionals connect science and spirit and think in both/and terms. Please read: The New Professionalism: Connecting Science and Spirit, available at www.WisdomAtWorkUSA.com.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Seeing Shared Interests Where None Seem to Be
An excellent way to do what I wrote about last time, to, as
Emerson said, “get your bloated nothingness out of the way of the divine
circuits,” is to begin to see our interests as the same as other people’s and
not see our interests as separate and apart from another’s.
This is obviously impossible in the ego framework where
everything is different. But in the
spiritual framework we do share the
same interests—those of releasing the ego, awakening from its nightmare and
realizing we are spiritual beings having earthly experiences.
I do not have to change the relationship I have with others
and the world, I simply change the purpose
my separate, ego specialness has given the relationship. Changing the form is
irrelevant, it’s like going up to the movie screen to change the focus, it’s
the mind’s shift of purpose from form and appearances to our shared content of
awakening that matters.
It is this shift that makes the at-one-ment, God and our
reality as spiritual beings real in our experience. Thus I do not have to
decide for or against God, but simply to decide for or against you.