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, December 21, 2012
Taking Things Less Seriously
Taking things less seriously, doesn’t mean I don’t care. I
do care deeply about politics, justice, inclusion, environment and contributing
to a world that works for everyone and everything. Taking things less seriously
simply means not only do I understand how my ego works, but I understand how to
get past it and move forward. It means it’s not up to me fix the world, know
all the answers and to be right most of the time. Whew! What a relief! It means
all I need do is give my fear, concerns, blaming and sense of urgency over to
spirit and go forward with spirit’s guidance. My fear, sense of urgency and
concern are ego, made to keep from spirit. As long as I cling to the fear,
danger, blaming and sense of loss and doom, I am cut off from spirit and Its
All I need do first
is to bring my illusory perceptions of what’s going on in, around and through
me—be that cancer, global warming or the so-called fiscal cliff to the decision
maker within and choose spirit over ego. Choosing the content of spirit: peace,
joy, compassion, fearlessness, creativity and inclusion first, having the intention to manifest this in the world, rather than
the ego’s various forms as anger, fear, competition, blame and guilt is what
taking things less seriously is about.
The only work I must do is bring the ego to spirit. After
all, can I really be responsible for decisions about which I know so little?
Spirit knows…like the Shadow knows…. We judge what we know nothing about, and
are thus always wrong. Our limited egos can never understand the meaning of
things or even what is in our own best interests, let alone the whole world’s.
To try and judge, which we do constantly second after second, is the height of
arrogance. Yet this is exactly the ego’s plan, which we follow slavishly, to
have us think we know and understand.
Taking things less seriously, pausing and shifting to the
inner decision maker is spirit’s plan and it works better.