PONDER on THIS for Monday, March 8th, 2010 by Marianne Williamson in EVERYDAY GRACE

“We should not have to choose between being in the flow of God’s love and having a successful career. Indeed, the former fosters the latter. Yet in our society, it’s very easy to buy in to the ego’s perspective on employment and career. The ego represents the belief in our own, small, separated self, and sustains its life by defending that belief. And this belief fosters fear, because it is not a belief that is natural to us.

We then seek to overcome that fear by building up our own individual kingdoms of money or prestige or power. We are often faced with the temptation to build our own career wins on someone else’s losses. But once we realize that we are not separate from others, that indeed what we do to others we are literally doing to ourselves, then our perspective changes. When we remember who we really are, we embrace our interconnectedness with all of life and the infinitude of our powers. We aren’t here to bolster our individual kingdoms; we are here to glorify God’s kingdom of love.”

Marianne Williamson, in “Everyday Grace”

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