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October 28, 2009 at 8:33 PM

      In actuality you are always being employed to express all the best qualities you are capable of, such as intelligence, wisdom, beauty, balance, grace, sensitivity, awareness, love...this is full-time employment, and it doesn't take a full-time paying job to put these qualities into practice. Getting the job merely continues the expression of these qualities, which should ever continue to grow and develop. The job is really an acknowledgement of those qualities already expressed.

—Marylou Speaker Churchill

From Bonny Buckley
Posted on October 29, 2009 at 9:18 PM

Thank you - she is very good.

From Yixi Zhang
Posted on October 30, 2009 at 5:55 AM

Interesting, but what’s the difference between performance and gainful work then?

I think you can have a job that requires a set of skills that you don’t really have, so until you’ve gained these skills, you can’t be very good at expressing your qualities no matter how many good qualities, grace, balance, etc. you otherwise have. I know a lot of people who don’t necessarily perform well on their job but have displayed no less intelligence, wisdom, beauty, balance, grace, sensitivity, awareness, love than the next guy who performs beautifully on the same job. On the other hand, you can have a perfect match of the skill sets with what you are performing, such as a cooking fabulous dinner for family and friends from time to time, but that is not a job/employment you are doing.  I’m sorry but I just don’t think the quote works for me, not when it’s read out of context at least. But it’s thought provoking nevertheless. 

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