- Aug 16, 2011
I'm the maintenance manager for a large engineering firm & the only one there who smokes a pipe!
In the material world, the bars of the invisible prison most of us are in for most of our lives are constructed out of time and money...it’s just that some cells are larger and more comfortable than others.Right now, I do absolutely nothing for a living. It is so blissful it was worth all those years of slavery, and is even worth being old.
Unfortunately, most people tend to define themselves by their work/job/career. I’m not saying this is always bad or wrong or w/o meaning, but especially in the modern world, a great many of us have to do things “for a living” for the sole purpose of a paycheck. I think it’s very important to recognize that is not “who we are” as you point out.Most of us move through a sequence of avatars
(in the Hindu sense of different shapes and forms) and that all of that is part of how we exist. It's true. Our
current source of income, or lack, doesn't explain who we are by a along shot. Life's a process.