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, December 11, 2012
Experience Just Is
I recently had two or three ‘bad’ experiences that turned
out ‘good’ and took me in directions I needed and wanted to go, but wouldn’t
have gone if those ‘bad’ experiences hadn’t happened.Hasn’t that happened to you? Using the past,
the ego judges and labels experiences ‘good’ and ‘bad,’ but for spirit which exists
only now, doesn’t judge and doesn’t use labels, experiences just are, and it’s up to me to make sense of them,
give them meaning, decide if they’re ‘good’ or ‘bad’.
But when I read the paper or watch the news or have ‘bad’
experiences, it’s difficult to remember that I have a choice about experiencing
with ego or spirit. I literally have to stop and ask to experience things
differently, with spirit instead of ego. When I take the time to become still
and quiet the ego, I begin to understand what’s going on - that my poor tiny
ego is trying to control everything, and be right about everything, and then I
can shift to spirit and appreciate that there’s so much more than I can ever
grasp and it’s all unfolding for the highest and best of all concerned!
The more I catch myself defaulting to ego, stop, shift and
dwell with the inclusive, compassionate inner world of spirit, the more that
world becomes my outer experience. It’s so cool, allowing ‘bad’ experiences to
become ‘good’ experiences!