Working Towards the Right Livelihood


Absolutely amazing workshop today!.

People always fill me with energy: how many dreams and hopes and efforts! People from India, Pakistan, Taiwan, China, Russia, Kyrgyzstan…

Holistic goals, that’s the key: envision what you want, envision the consequences and the possibilities, list your assets and skills, see where you are, know yourself, know your community and what their needs are (some call this “the market” but I rather use “community”), and find the areas where your skills/passions/qualifications/values meet your community needs/challenges/gaps: that’s your purpose, that’s your niche, that’s where you’ll be successful and fulfilled…

Your “Right Livelihood” is a Buddhist concept when a person makes a living (i.e. “working”) with something that not only doesn’t hurt others (and that “others” includes the environment and other species, not only people), but also enhance the lives of others: your work should be a reflection of your soul, of what you want to be, how you want to be seen.

That’s my own work, and that’s where I want to go: to dedicate my working hours to help others to figure out how to find their own “right livelihood”, their niche, their purpose in life…

Go to the people. Live with them. Learn from them. Love them. Start with what they know. Build with what they have. But with the best leaders, when the work is done, the task accomplished, the people will say ‘We have done this ourselves.”

~ Lao Tzu

 

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About Silvia TIC

Welcome to these exercises inside the dimensions of what we are: we are what we dream and think and feel, but we are also the different characters we perform, not just the roles (mother, wife, friend), but those things we call “occupations” or “earning a life”. More than anything, we are part of a giant ecosystem and all what we do connects and impacts others (people, animals, plants, air, water...)

Posted on May 9, 2014, in Asset-Based Assesment, Balance Work and Life, Career Development and Job Search, Career Planning, Community, Community Building, Community Engagement, Community Resilience, Education and Training, Empowering, Future Scenarios, Gift Economy, Giving, Green Economy, Holistic Goals, Immigrant Integration and Settlement, Job Search, Life Choices, New Economy, No Waste Living, People's Power, Permaculture, Resilience, Resilient Living and Choices, Right Livelihood, Sharing Economy, Simply Living, Social Justice, Sustainable Living. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Working Towards the Right Livelihood.

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