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 4, 2012
Winners and Losers, or Just Winners?
Last time I posted, I wrote about it’s not how the world is,
but how we think about the world.
Instead of coming from a mental/emotional place of stewardship, compassion,
inclusion and at-one-ment, we come from a mental/emotional place of win/lose,
either/or and duality. If we could know, and we can, that spirit has given us--
all of us-- dems and reps, black and white, male and female, free-loaders and
hard workers, everything—that we all ready have everything, what would we do?
Would we still struggle, strive and compete, or would we just share our
talents, skills and gifts? Would the game of life be about winners and losers
or simply about winning?
“In your own mind, though denied by the ego, is the
declaration of your release,” the realization that we are one with spirit right
now and not only have everything spirit has, but are everything spirit is.“This one fact means the ego does not exist, and this makes it
profoundly afraid.” To ease its fear and preserve itself, the ego will do
everything it can to keep us identifying with it and its nightmare illusion of
the world. It will give us cancer, start a war, and create the idea that some
people are better than others and that there are winners and losers.
But each of these is an opportunity to awaken, to return to
the decision maker in our minds and choose again, this time choosing spirit
instead of ego. “In the ego’s language, ‘to have’ and ‘to be’ are different,
but they are identical to spirit.” In our identity as spirit, we both have
everything and are everything. We are
one with our Source right now, always have been, always will be. The ego is a
mistake, a mistaken choice. Part of us knows that right now. That’s the part we
want to recognize, identify with and encourage. There’s nothing to prove, no
hoops to jump thru and no waiting required. Just chose again, now.