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, January 25, 2013
Are You Sure? 2
I move away from the ego by understanding, forgiving, being
kind, patient, generous and grateful—with myself first. When I accept the
reality of my at-one-ment with spirit first, I can then act from that place
with others—Self to Self.Each time I
indulge a thought of my specialness, have a pain, become angry or feel unfairly
treated, I give life and power to the ego nightmare, reinforcing my identity as
an ego, separate from mySelf. The stark truth here is that I suffer to prove I
am alive; that ‘I’ don’t exist here because ‘here’ is a dream, a nightmare, the
ego created to preserve itself.
“There is no definition for a lie,” The Course says, that serves to make it true. Nor, can there be a
truth that lies conceal effectively.” The light will penetrate the ego’s darkness; we will have moments when we know our true identities as spiritual
beings having an earthly experience. “The ego’s unreality is not denied by
words nor is its meaning clear because its nature seems to have a form. Who can
define the indefinable? And yet there is an answer even here.”
No matter how much I seek to study, describe, explain,
analyze or define something, I can’t make it what it is not. Yet I arrogantly
insist—everything the ego thinks and does is arrogantly insistent and urgent,
that by defining the ego I can in fact change illusion into truth, to make
myself mySelf. So there is an answer to the ego but not to the question of what
the ego is and how it arose. The answer to the ego is the miracle for which The Course was named.