We have been talking here about Work as a part of our life, and last week I talked about never working at a job you hate...and to know that if you yearn for what you wish to do, and then go for it, things always work out in the end. I need to admit now that I did not understand all this myself until I was in my 50s, after my conversation with God experience. Before then I thought I had been just "lucky."
This week we will continue our look at the Holy Experience and your work, or chief activity. I began this particular exploration last week by telling you that your life was never meant to be about "work." Not in the way that most people use the word.
Whether it’s business or something else, the question is always whether the transcendent dimension is still operating in the background, while in the foreground you talk about business. If the transcendent dimension is not there, then business becomes problematic and self-seeking. This even interferes with what could be a much more efficient way of doing business. By seeking some advantage through the other person or company, a lot of dysfunction comes into business.
This week let's look at the Holy Experience and your work, or chief activity. I want to begin this exploration by telling you that your life was never meant to be about "work." Not in the way that most people use the word.
Last week I received an email from a woman who’s been unemployed for several months and is worried about losing her home. My heart goes out to her and the thousands of people who are in the same situation, struggling to make ends meet. As I considered her challenge, I suggested several things that might help. This week I thought I’d share the ideas in case you, or someone you care about, need help.