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.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The 'Isness' of Experience
The ‘isness’ of experience in the now suggests that we
accept our bodies and personalities as they are now also, but undo and escape
from the burden of guilt the ego has placed on them. “Rather than harbor self
blame (or blame) for a life of scarcity, for instance,” Ken Wapnick of The Course says, “we could surmount our
painful circumstances by learning that feelings of self worth are not contingent
on meeting the world’s criteria of success, but on recognizing that the mind is
the source of all scarcity and abundance – and what we experience is our
Experiences of limitation: spiritual, mental, emotional or
physical are almost always thought of as negative, that there is something
wrong with us because….. But experiences of limitation are also great teachers.
Consider Helen Keller. She shows us that inner peace is not dependent on
external circumstances. There is nothing ‘wrong’ with having ego thoughts and
‘negative’ experiences as long as we don’t make them our primary focus.
We can escape from allowing ‘limitations’ and ‘negative’ experiences to be our primary focus
and to make us feel guilty by seeing them as opportunities to shift our
identity, to quit identifying with ourselves and start identifying with
ourSelves.Appreciating that our
experiences are a learning laboratory, shows us that the real problem is the
mind’s decision to identify with the grandiosity of the ego’s littleness rather
than the grandeur of spirit’s magnitude.