Today is Labor Day in the United States — a day which is meant to celebrate the American Worker.
In modern times, many of us define ourselves by the “job” we have. I think that is an aberration.
I believe we need to re-orient in several ways, and if we succeed, then we have the opportunity for a healthier life!
___ First of all, we are NOT our job description. We are much more than that narrow encapsulation of skills and its “power” over us short-circuits our potential and shades our responsibility to become “more”.
We owe it to ourselves to be aware of our innate gifts (attributes) and to take-on the real act of living our lives by utilizing them all to the fullest, in as wide a range of influence as possible. Dream big dreams and make them real!
___ Speak out against injustice. It’s very prevalent in even more areas of life today. As a person of 61 years, I think the workers are having an even tougher time and corporate-greed is at an all-time high, world-wide, on a scale heretofore unimagined. The checks and balances meant to “protect” the ordinary person, who makes the world operate everyday, just seem to be handed over to the Powerful. The only way to stop all this is to advocate, participate in government, or as a citizen, and make new things happen — throw out officials who do not act equitably and honestly. If you sit back, you will lose even more of your freedoms and your economic life-line.
___ Your “real” labor is to find and do your Universal Purpose, to learn your Universal Lessons, and earthly labor is just meant to give you the resources to feed, clothe and house yourself while you spend more of your time on the Big Picture — producing Your Real Life.
___ Hone your divinely-given talents. They were given as Keys to Your Success. Honor them by using them. If you love writing, do it — find Your Voice. If you are a good athlete, find a way to use it to make even more happen, especially by helping others. For all of us, part of our Life’s Purpose is to help others — if you are not, then you have dis-empowered and “impoverished” yourself, no matter how “successful” and “prosperous” you think you are.
___ Love is in the mix. If you don’t “love” what you are doing and who you are doing it with, try to find a place where you are nourishing your heart and soul as soon as you can. Living in less than healthy mental states, or ones which are chronically stressful, negatively impacts your life. It takes courage to move-on. Find your courage. Dig deep. It’s there. We are all-powerful Beings. We are a piece of the Universal Divine. How can it be any other way? Draw strength from that.
___ Forge new relationships throughout your life. Learn from others. Help them to learn from you. Have friends of all types and ages. Take counsel from only wise people.
___ Be a great role-model for the next generation. Only take on parenting if you have a love of children, understand their needs and the degree to which they will change your life. In being a parent, your corporate job must become secondary.
Well, I may add more later … but I’m going to get some well-deserved rest. I hope you do too.
Best to all — Em
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