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.
Monday, December 24, 2012
Taking Things Less Seriously
When I take things seriously, which I do most of the time,
I’m essentially saying, ‘If I (my ego self) don’t take care of this or do this,
it won’t get done.’ This is denying mySelf,
my reality as spirit and even that there is a spiritual reality. It’s saying,
‘What you see is what you, get’; that ‘this material reality of time and space
is all there is.’ It’s saying, ‘I am separate from God, can live without God,
and without spirit’s loving, inclusive, fearless, wise, compassion and
creativity in my life.’ Of course, from perspective of every day living it’s
true that if I don’t wash my hands and brush my teeth, they won’t get washed or
brushed. Spirit won’t do that for me.
But what if, as I’ve posted before, my imagined separation
from God never happened? What if the still small voice within, the alternative
to the ego, speaks for ‘God’ and is constantly reminding me of my oneness with
God and my spiritual reality? What if the ego made up this whole belief system
of original sin and separation to keep itself in charge and us separated but
it’s not the truth?
Simply recognizing that this is so, that what I’ve been
taking as the ‘truth’ is not the truth but an illusion created by the ego, then
recognizing that there is a presence within that does know the truth opens up
the possibility of new joyous, compassionate, inclusive, fearless and creative
ways of living. I still have to wash my hands and brush my teeth, but I’m doing
it with spirit, with the realization that I am part of something greater, that
this is not all there is.