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An opportunity

Dear Editor:

There is an important opportunity that we might grasp in this time of economic downturn. If I may suggest, in losing a job, approach it fearlessly ” see it as an opportunity to discover our life’s work.

Krishnamurti advised, “Our life’s work is to discover our life’s work and then to work at it.”



A life’s work is that endeavor that inspires us and gives us joy. It is a thing we’d prefer to do for free instead of getting paid for a job. Often we can excel financially in our life’s work but certainly it is our highest giving to society and ourselves, to follow our love.

To let go of the concept of “job” helps to realize that one’s birthright on the planet is, like any other being born to Earth, a livelihood. Food and shelter is there for us as we share our talents and joy with life. It has been my experience that life will always provide enough.




The “Course in Miracles” says “if we bring forth what is within us what we bring forth will save us. If we do not bring forth what is within us, what we do not bring forth will destroy us.”

So tighten that belt, share the house, park the car and oil up the bike to bus through the lean times. Take classes and explore what really makes that smile grow. Then grab the reins and live with inspiration.

John Hoffmann

Carbondale


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