There is no conflict that does not entail the single, simple question, "What am I?"
Yet who could ask this question except one who has refused to recognize himself? Only refusal to accept yourself could make the question seem to be sincere. The only thing that can be surely known by any living thing is what it is. From this one point of certainty, it looks on other things as certain as itself.
ACIM Workbook, lesson 139
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
For a couple of years in my business, when choosing an important picture (which one to represent a photo shoot to potential customers), I have used intuition, focused simultaneously on 1) Love, and 2) good business.
It works, but it’s a bit divided thinking. Feels like a balancing act.
While doing it today, it suddenly struck me: there’s absolutely no reason there has to be any conflict or division between them!
There are people doing good business with really bad products, but there are also people doing amazing business with totally loving products or services.
I guess the idea that there must be a conflict is just guilt about making money. But being rich is not real, just like being poor is not real. There’s no more guilt necessary about one than the other.
Being rich doesn’t make you happy for the same reason, it’s not real. I’ve found that out myself. (Not “rich” I guess, but comfortable.) But being in constant struggle with finances is unnecessary and guilt-based, so one might as well take the opportunity to not have that drain on attention.
Admittedly there are also people who have no money at all, and are perfectly happy and worry-free, it seems, but that’s a bit further on for me. :-)
Sunday, May 6, 2012
One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything.
-- Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
I said to myself, I have things in my head that are not like what anyone has taught me - shapes and ideas so near to me - so natural to my way of being and thinking that it hasn't occurred to me to put them down. I decided to start anew, to strip away what I had been taught.
-- Georgia O'Keeffe