“While we have the gift of life, it seems to me the only tragedy is to allow part of us to die—whether it is our spirit, our creativity, or our glorious uniqueness.” – Gilda Radner
This quote hit home this morning after the events of yesterday’s work day and my ruminations about it.
I’ve always admired folks whose means of earning money tapped into their creativity, their spirituality, their passion. I’ve enjoyed that from time-to-time, usually while in my own small business, but was never really able to sustain a decent level of income in order to be financially stable and comfortable. Several years ago, I made the decision to go back into the corporate world mainly so I could collect a steady paycheck. Still, if I’m spending 40 hours a week on a job, I want to enjoy it, be creative, learn, and make a difference in lives. What better use of time could there be?! I know many folks are happy satisfied enough with simply collecting a paycheck, but I’m not one of them.
Since making that decision, I’ve been working contract jobs as a technical writing and business support consultant. I’ve managed to earn some good money, learn new things, be creative to a limited extent, and sometimes make a meaningful difference in the project as well as in the work lives of team members. I’ve attempted to bring spirituality to each despite working at financially-oriented institutions, not spiritually or personal-growth oriented ones. I’ve seen a lot of disorganization, poor communication, and a waste of company money. The greatest waste is in the human capital, the people.
I am fed by my daily spiritual practices, especially on days when I need to be on the job. They enable me to go through work days that are not so fulfilling, that may even be stifling and unhealthy for my emotional and spiritual well-being. There is a point at which Spirit speaks (softly at first) saying there is more to life, there is more for you to enjoy and be than what is available on the job. Eventually the time comes to move on.
Immersing myself more deeply into Science of Mind philosophy, I am transforming and awakening more and more to my authentic self. And, I’m more strongly internalizing that it would be a tragedy to stay in a particular job, organization, activity, or relationship that is not enabling me to be my highest self, my joyous, creative me. In a world of abundance, one can have their cake and eat it too. One can have fulfilling time, with it also being a channel of great financial support.
Each and every being is here to be their greatest me! While we have this gift of life, let’s uplift our spirit and come to live in a world that works for everyone, that is fulfilling and harmonious for all.
Thank You, Spirit, for Your help in making this so!