Most of us spend a great amount of time and precious life-energy working--whether we are self-employed, work at the local grocery store, or work as an executive at a Fortune 500 company. For those interested in personal growth and transformation, it is a very reasonable question, therefore, to ask: How is my work in the world related to my inner journey ...
Are you wondering: Do I have a vision for my life? What am I passionate about? What is my life's purpose? What unique contribution can I bring to the planet at this time? These are the essential questions that each of us ask at some point in our lives. How can we use the skills, talents, and interests that we have been ...
The topics of money, abundance, and manifestation are intimately tied to our ideas about who we are and our perception of reality, and are intertwined at the deepest levels with the work that we do. Many of us are convinced that having more money (or more things) will bring an infusion of meaning, purpose, and fulfillment into our lives. ...
"Work is love made visible."
"There is a place that needs you and there is a place where you need to be. If you can see those things coming together, you have taken the first step toward finding and manifesting the perfect job."
Are you wondering: Do I have a vision for my life? What am I passionate about? What is my life's purpose? What unique contribution can I bring to the planet at this time? These are the essential questions that each of us ask at some point in our lives. How can we use the skills, talents, and interests that we have been given to find meaning in our lives and to help others?
In our first article and exercise below, visionary career counselor Rick Jarow shares part of a letter written by Martha Graham to fellow dancer Agnes de Mille. This letter is an inspiring call to each of us to dig deep inside to find that unique expression that we will share with the world through our work. Martha Graham wrote:
There is a vitality, a life-force, a quickening, that is translated through you into action. And because there is only one of you in all time, the expression is unique. If you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and be lost. The world will not have it.
It is not your business to determine how good it is, nor how valuable it is, nor how it compares with others' expressions. It is your business to keep it yours, clearly and directly--to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in your self or your work. You have to keep open and aware, directly, to the urges that motivate you.
Dr. Jarow explains it this way:
Your life is a work of art. Not just the painting you paint or the song that you sing, but your entire life--your work in the world--aligned with your deepest sense of passion, purpose, and integrity. Instead of rushing to become someone, if you can move into the awareness that you are your own destination, then it is possible to create the working situation that perfectly aligns with who you are, because that is who you are meant to be.
There's a place that needs you and there is a place where you need to be. And if you can see those things coming together, then you have taken the first step in moving toward the alignment of finding and creating your perfect job.
Through a variety of perspectives, teachings, and exercises, we will explore these themes with the goal of helping you tune in to your own unique calling and deepest passions. Further, we hope to inspire you to take what you discover out into the world--into the workplace--and seed the planet with love and awakened activity.