Phil2 said: If you are looking for more money and career advancement you will be forced to do things you don't like, no doubt ...
Even with a gun to their head no one is really 'forced' to do any thing - we choose by weighing up our values, principles etc
In ANE in the section about Awakened Doing, the discussion on acceptance, enjoyment & enthusiasm details the differences. It supports what DJ's suggesting - that while one might 'accept' --- that in this moment, this is what is what is required of me... and do it willingly and still not necessarily be enjoying it, no one can 'force' us to accept or do anything. We do it willingly. Active participation in an activity of our own doing - is of our own doing.
When and if a conflict of values occurs one can consider the sane options - change, accept, or remove oneself from the situation. Either way, one is not being forced. One is choosing. Absolutely the choices may all be 'shitty', but our values will determine our response and our harmony with the situation.
It may be that one corporate entity or choice is or becomes unpalatable - then one would resign - as I have done to the shock & horror of others who maybe are not as loyal to, or understanding of, their own values and how those choices will impact in the future.
I was neither 'forced' to resign, or 'forced' to participate in the unfolding natural consequences of decisions made by others in positions of directing the corporate culture and values that I found, in the end, intolerable. What I found unpalatable was an overt and easy for anyone to see hypocrisy being allowed to unfold, one either had to support or reject this, most excused it, and that's okay too.
While I loved my job, and the people in it, even those making those decisions, it was not something I could accept moving forward, or (even though I absolutely tried) change. Therefore the only other choice is to remove oneself from the situation. I have no regrets, not in giving of my all, or receiving the benefits of the position for as long as I served it and it served me, or letting that position go when it no longer 'served' me.
That's a wonderful little snippet of wisdom in CWG - love does and participates in that which serves and represents our highest self - and withdraws from that which does not serve. And, honesty is the highest form of love. This is a totally loving, compassionate and honest acceptance of the circumstances that we find our selves in in co-creation with others, at work, at play, in relationships.
When I considered my 'options' to accept, change, or remove myself, many of my colleagues and indeed those making the decisions were shocked - but also admiring of my courage and honesty, and most especially that I did so without making enemy of any one else - awareness of awareness, capacity & willingness in differing degrees. My resignation stated that while I had loved my job, I was no longer the right person for it, and it was no longer the right job for me. The CEO argued that given my efforts and success in educating so many as to the true representation of the corporate values I absolutely was still the right person for the job,......... but then had to admit that in its current form, without change which he wasn't prepared to enact, it couldn't be the best job for me.
These two balance each other - what serves us and others fairly and honestly. If one is unhappy in any area of their life something is out of balance in this. A thing (a partnership, a role, a decision, a job, a marriage, a contract etc) has to embrace you and it in equal respect, or it doesn't work.
But even in admitting this, mutual respect can still arise in acceptance.
At my farewell party, even though every one knew the content / cause of it, and all had different points of view, ethically, morally, corporately and personally, it was a celebration in gratitude & generosity for the time that we had worked together. The CEO said it was like a really amicable divorce, it was breaking his heart to lose me, but he couldn't stand in my way, and admired the courage of my convictions even knowing that he didn't have the same courage, or even same convictions.
It was a very difficult decision, no doubt, but it was still able to be enacted in love and compassion.
We choose - no one can presume to choose for you - we choose - again from CWG, we choose that which we wish to experience, not what another is allowed to experience.
If awake we choose awarely in every (or many) moments and decisions, and we stay true to who we really are without fear, or favour, or condemnation of others.
Then love is still our highest guide.
EP, your role or your pay packet does not define you --- nor confine you.