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.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Are You Sure?
It is the experience of the contrast between ego and spirit
that motivates and guides me to shift. It is the experience of spirit’s
unconditional love, abundance forgiveness, grace, fearlessness and creativity
that teaches me I don’t want the ego’s fear, hate, blame, lack and punishment.
I’m seeking only the experience of spirit and can’t let theology delay me.“Who asks you to define the ego,” The Course says, “and explain how it
arose can be but he who thinks it real, and seeks by definition to ensure that
its illusive nature is concealed behind the words that seem to make it so.”
Engaging in such discussions ensures that the ego’s illusory
nature and the fact that it is only a thought, an option, an experience we
choose to have that arises from that thought, an experience we project from the
inside out, is hidden behind words and theories. Thus the ego loves theology,
philosophy and all the speculative disciplines, because the study the original
error—the decision maker’s choice to identify with the ego instead of spirit,
as if it were actually there to study. But it is not actually there. It’s a
dream arising from a mistaken choice. What’s really there and the truth is
we’re with spirit dreaming we’re there/here.
By allowing myself to experience the contrast, the difference
between the ego’s nightmare and spirit’s happy dream, by realizing I can make
another choice, that I am not only myself but also mySelf and experiencing the
contrast between what comes of my inner choices, what I project out, I can
learn to choose differently and have more of what my soul yearns for and less
of what my ego wants.