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, March 13, 2013
I'm Never Upset for the Reason I Think!
My experience shows me that my mind divides its allegiance
between the ego and spirit and is totally committed to neither. According to
the Course, my identification with spirit is totally beyond question except by
I really want to believe this—that I am a spiritual being
having an earthly experience. And further, I want to believe that what and who
I am, and what and who you are, is not established by perception, nor
influenced by it at all.
Perceived problems are not problems of fact, the Course says. They are problems of understanding, since their presence implies a belief that who and what
we are is up to us to decide—which it is when I ID with the ego. Tho the ego
believes this fully and is totally committed to it, it is not true. If my inner
decision maker was as committed to spirit’s wholeness as the ego is to
separation, I’d be in heaven all the time.
That’s good to know! Because, when I’m sad and depressed I
can allow myself to remember it’s because I’m committed to the ego instead of
spirit and this is not God’s choice, but my own. The truth is I’m never
separate from spirit but simply asleep and dreaming I’m separate. So when I,
and you, are sad and depressed, we need to know it’s not what’s happening ‘out
there’ that’s doing it, it’s the decision I made in here to be with the ego and
separate from the Truth. So, a useful thing to do when feeling depressed or sad
is to pause and say: ‘I am never upset for the reason I think!’ then chose