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Author Topic: Spiritual Beliefs and Career  (Read 8573 times)
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« Reply #1: May 12, 2007, 12:02:44 pm »

What I'd like to hear about is the flip side of this.  Are there ways that you've been able to positively integrate your spirituality as part of your work or make it your entire life's work? 

Yes and no.

Yes: My beliefs go with me wherever I go and make me a much happier person.  I've had people ask me what religion I am because I seem so happy, but I think lots of alternative people have heard this question.

Yes and no:  I was priviledged to be in on the founding of a New Age Bookstore.  For the three and a half years we were in business it was tons of fun (and work).  We gave classes like Wicca 101, divination, ritual design, etc.  I learned more than I ever would have expected, but the biggest frustration (aside from the obvious financial ones) was realizing that most people don't really want to take charge of their lives.  They say they do, but really what they want is to turn the decision-making over to someone else:  a teacher, a psychic reader, a guru.

Of course, some people were inspired by books and classes and understood that they were in charge of their lives.  That part of it was pure joy.  I'll always remember those years as being some of the best.  But making a LIVING is not what I did--in that regard, I failed miserably. Smiley

If you stand with one foot in yesterday and the other foot in tomorrow, you'll piss all over today.

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