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.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
I’ve always thought of using my spiritual reality and my
spiritual practices of meditation, mindfulness and tai-chi as ways of helping
me in the world: to be a better person, be more successful and make a
contribution to a world that works for everyone. But actually, what I’ve been
understanding lately is that I’ve had it backward – that the point is to use
the world to enhance my spiritual practices and my awareness of being a
spiritual being having an earthly experience. In other words, use the world to
awake to spirit, instead of using spirit to improve the world. Spirit is real,
the world is the illusion.
Margaret Storz says in this month’s SOM Magazine: “We cannot
look to externals to validate ourselves to ourselves. Spiritual growth is a
lifelong journey that we are making every day. The world of conditions cannot
help us” except as opportunities to remember who and what we really are.