What will work life look like when we leave the ego at home?

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Re: What will work life look like when we leave the ego at home?

Post by snowheight » Tue Jun 29, 2010 3:06 am

great2be wrote: snowheight wrote:Here is a question for you: do you perceive the same sort of value-based spectrum that you initially described within the constraints of activity that is currently legal in the given jurisdiction in which the potential worker or business person resides?

Do your write legal documents for a living? :lol:
If you'd answered "no" I would have taken the chance to generalize the example of the nurse who is dependent on so many other occupations across the spectrum to do her job.

Edit: Andy I pm'd you about your post.
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Re: What will work life look like when we leave the ego at home?

Post by great2be » Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:43 am

As often happens, this discussion has moved away from reality and into speculation.

The original question was "What will work life look like when we leave the ego at home?" The question itself is speculative, plus it includes the erroneous idea that ego is an object that can be left somewhere.
The question would have been more accurate if asked "what will the world of work look like when self-centered thinking is absent?". Yet this is still speculative, and invites guesswork.
My initial posting in this thread still stands as a general pointer. But it requires that egoic thinking cease before each of us is able to approach the topic genuinely.
great2be wrote:When the ego illusion bubble bursts, then the amount of money required becomes far less than you might imagine.

Just look at the money you spend and see how much is spent on vanity and entertainment.
The need for expensive living totally disappears and simplicity replaces it.

One's source of income also mutates until it is pure and unsullied by commercialism and waste.
Can you really imagine that one free from illusion would continue to feed the serpent of modern capitalism?

Most of the 'New Age' business information being sold is just a targetting of a new emerging market by people who still fear the future and want more money to insulate them.
As to the question of torture. Andy's response is a classic example of an 'ends justifying the means' type of stance, and is a far cry from action emanating from loving presence.
It is this type of thinking that has created the problems in the world that we see today.
An imaginary seeker, seeking an imaginary goal.
Realise the nature of imagination and the fallacious effort ends.

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Re: What will work life look like when we leave the ego at home?

Post by snowheight » Tue Jun 29, 2010 6:37 am

great2be,

problems?

Namaste,

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Re: What will work life look like when we leave the ego at home?

Post by great2be » Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:49 am

snowheight wrote:great2be,

problems?

Namaste,

snowheight
In no particular order;
1. US ongoing illegitimate invasion in 3 countries
2. non-investigation into evidence that shows that Thermite was used in the destruction of the WTC's
3. monetary system that is controlled privately that allows banks to create money out of thin air and then charge interest on that money
4. a monetary system that leads to every major nation in the world being in debt (think about that for a minute)
5. Electoral process that requires candidates to be funded privately, leading to corruption and the vested interested of banks and multinationals subverting the needs of the average citizen
6. Oil spill in the gulf
7. major American banks financing Mexican drug gangs
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Re: What will work life look like when we leave the ego at home?

Post by snowheight » Fri Jul 02, 2010 6:15 am

great2be,

My reply to thrombox in a different thread is just as much to your last post in this one. I invite you to join that conversation as in my opinion that thread more closely matches the current turn of topic.

I edited out my earlier comment on Andy's last post because in part I found myself inevitably drawn to a similar position in Salem's thread. Andy, please feel free to share my pm if you think that we wouldn't be too far off the intent of the forum, but here again, this thread about awakening and the workplace has been so useful that I'd be sad to see it thrown off in different directions.

What spikey has been posting lately in yet another thread is dead-on point to the original flow of this one.
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Re: What will work life look like when we leave the ego at home?

Post by Sighclone » Fri Jul 02, 2010 7:34 am

Threads inevitably morph. I've been both guilty of deviating from an orignal topic and also responsible for formally starting a new thread.

My point regarding torture, and my final comment on that subject by the way, was made to recall that Eckhart discourages a fixation on any political position -- see PON, p. 203 (the last two pages of chapter nine). Also noteworthy are his comments on "good and bad" in chapter seven of ANE and non-attachment and the transience of form at the beginning of chapter eight, also in ANE.

The mind can conceive of many "thought experiments" to challenge any ethical position. The result is enigma, conundrum and paradox. Those are the hallmarks of nonduality -- leading us away from the mental constructs of politics and imaginary or reflexive fixed definitions of compassionate action, etc. Does unconditional love mean you never discipline a child?

Comments to this post should begin another thread, please. But I'm through talking about torture.

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Re: What will work life look like when we leave the ego at home?

Post by Amaterasu990 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:15 am

Thank you all, and Sighclone especially, for your comments.

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