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, November 20, 2012
Being Right All the Time is Exhausting!
Having to be right about everything or most things is
exhausting! Controlling the sun and the moon, the media, internet, world
hunger, politics, justice, the people at work and in your family (get ready,
Thanksgiving is coming!) is difficult.Oh, you say you leave the sun and the moon to God? Is that because
you’re doing such a good job with the other things, especially your family,
friends and the people at work?
When we struggle to control the things and people in our
lives and to be right who or what are we trying to please? The ego. What are we
trying to prove? That my ego, my little ‘s’ self’s limited beliefs, attitudes
and understanding of the world, are better than my big ‘S’ Self’s guidance. I’m
settling for grandiosity instead of grandeur. I’m accepting a tiny tiny slice
of reality instead of an appreciation of the wondrous magnificence of the
mystery of life.I’m limiting mySelf to
Isn’t that sad?Why
settle for a little fenced-off part of Life dominated by fear, guilt and blame
when we can experience the wonder, joy and creativity of the inner flow of
unlimited unconditional Love?“You have
no idea of the tremendous release and deep peace that comes from meeting
yourself and your brothers totally without judgment [and the need to control
and be right]”—The Course in Miracles.
It’s OK to want to be right and control what you can,
especially in your own life. In fact as long as we identify more with ourselves
instead of ourSelves, we have an obligation to do so. But we can do so with the
awareness that we’re limiting ourSelves, could have wonder, joy and peace
instead, and whenever possible, let go of our self’s need to be right, control
and judge and let ourSelves guide us to unimaginable wonder, joy and peace.