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, February 28, 2013
In yesterday’s post, I used the word ‘merely’. Merely
implies only, simply, just – a kind of effortlessness. But the ‘merely’
involved in undoing the ego and giving over to spirit is not effortless when
I’m myself and identified with ego. Yes, I have only, simply, just and merely
to give myself to mySelf. But to myself, this entails a great risk and even
sacrifice. When ‘merely’ giving myself to mySelf, I need to expect resistance
and remember to be compassionate with myself.
The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak. As Lee
Lipscomb Hanahan wrote in the February issue of Science of Mind magazine:“Continuous surrender is required and our
culture is basically anti-surrender. We miss the monumental strength and
courage it requires. To trust, most especially that which we can [barely]
experience with the five sense, is to risk. We put ourselves on the line. We
open ourselves to hurt and shame and loss. Who wants all that vulnerability?
Only those who need it [and we all need it]. Surrender is such a relief!
“I cannot have a compassionate heart toward others until I
have one toward myself. I know I [the ego] am not in charge. What a release
that truth is! I just [merely] have to lift the second foot off the bottom of
the pool and float, giving in to The Benevolent. When I do that, I can walk in
compassion. I can be compassionate with myself and with you,” and give myself