Anytime I find myself standing in front of a bookshelf in someone’s home, I’m always fascinated by the titles that I see. It gives you insight into who that person is don’t you think? Well the library in the home of my friends in Toronto was wonderful and cozy and filled with lots of books to curl up with.
While there I pulled out a little book by Neale Donald Walsch called Abundance and Right Livelihood. He’s the one that also wrote the series on Conversations with God. If you have not read them and need some inspiration, I highly recommend them all.
Anyway, given that I suffered for many years working in Corporate, and even now that I get to do what I love every single day, there are still parts of what I do where I think “Should I continue to do it if it doesn’t excite me as much as something else?”
So then, reading this book, here was the answer:
“They key question is not, what will you lose should you remove yourself from that position but what will you gain? You might be much happier making one-third of your income but coming from a place of beingness that brings joy to your soul.
Neale suggested we write a list of the traps we find ourselves in. And then keep asking the question, “What would happen if I got out of this trap?”
Elizabeth looked at him and, in her heavy Swiss accent, said “I see, and vhat vould all dees people do, do you sink, if you simply died tomorrow?”
He said “Well that’s an unfair question, because I’m probably not going to die tomorrow” And she looked at me and said “No, you’re dying right now.”
In that moment, he decided to live. And that’s what he would say to anyone who feels trapped, whether in a corporate job or in any place in life. How much of your life are you willing to reclaim? How much more will you have to give to others? Not just of material things, but of the joy and happiness that now reside in your soul.
So the question becomes, which is better? To be able to afford to go to a beautiful place like this or even live here or is it better to find that beautiful place inside you and then build from there?
I get it, we want our luxuries if we have the corporate job. Much easier to choose truth and beauty if you’ve been fired too many times to count (like me) or if you never had the fancy corporate job to begin with. . .
Just my thoughts for this Friday my lovelies. . . what’s on your bookshelf?
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