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.
Friday, November 30, 2012
What's the meaning of that?
When the words and thoughts come howling and roaring into
your head, beware!
Think, reflect, consider before you act, consider even
before you entertain those thoughts and words, think about them. The words,
thoughts and ideas in your head are probably not even yours. They probably
belonged to your mother or father, your holy person, your political party, your
cultural traditions, and were handed down to you as they were handed down to the
people who handed them down to you. But while the words and thoughts are in
your head, you’re responsible for them! Will you hand them down, unexamined, or
will you think, reflect, consider before you act?
Partial meanings, expectations and outcomes are in the words
and traditions themselves. But these are only partial meanings. You complete them, you fill in the rest, you add
your meanings. You can pass on and act on the partial meanings reflexively,
without thinking, or you can take responsibility for what comes next. The
words, thoughts and ideas may not have originated with you, probably didn’t, but
while they’re in your head, you’re responsible for them.
Please, please, take that responsibility seriously. Look at
it as a gift, an opportunity to see things differently, to think about
thinking; go deep connect with your spiritual wisdom at share it.The Course says the ego speaks first and is
always wrong. So, when the words and thoughts come roaring and howling into
your head, beware, pause, take a deep breath and think about what you’re
thinking and the kind of world and experiences you really want.