Working Towards the Right Livelihood


Absolutely amazing workshop today!.

People always fill me with energy: how many dreams and hopes and efforts! People from India, Pakistan, Taiwan, China, Russia, Kyrgyzstan…

Holistic goals, that’s the key: envision what you want, envision the consequences and the possibilities, list your assets and skills, see where you are, know yourself, know your community and what their needs are (some call this “the market” but I rather use “community”), and find the areas where your skills/passions/qualifications/values meet your community needs/challenges/gaps: that’s your purpose, that’s your niche, that’s where you’ll be successful and fulfilled…

Your “Right Livelihood” is a Buddhist concept when a person makes a living (i.e. “working”) with something that not only doesn’t hurt others (and that “others” includes the environment and other species, not only people), but also enhance the lives of others: your work should be a reflection of your soul, of what you want to be, how you want to be seen.

That’s my own work, and that’s where I want to go: to dedicate my working hours to help others to figure out how to find their own “right livelihood”, their niche, their purpose in life…

Go to the people. Live with them. Learn from them. Love them. Start with what they know. Build with what they have. But with the best leaders, when the work is done, the task accomplished, the people will say ‘We have done this ourselves.”

~ Lao Tzu

 

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