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, April 5, 2013
I’m trying to remember that grace is a constant – all around
all the time. Everything I experience, no matter how I label it with the ego,
is an opportunity to be aware of and experience grace. Right now having just
fucked up a small thing (don’t sweat the small stuff and its all small stuff) I
want to know that every time I feel dumb, stupid, inept, victimized or worse is
an opportunity to experience grace.
Grace is not just for the ‘good’ experiences. Like most of
us, I have been conditioned to believe that grace only comes gift-wrapped as
love and light, clouds miraculously parting, and angels singing on high.
Not so. The truth I’m trying to get my heart and mind
around, and my ego out of the way of, is that grace has numerous faces and
comes in many different disguises and does not always look the way I might
prefer. So my spiritual practice is to be open to its presence, aware that it’s
there, be in the present moment with what is, asking it to reveal the grace and
good it brings. Grace happens, the only question is will I notice it happening?