right livelihood

A Quote by Paulo Coelho on education, universities, work, and right livelihood

Most of my parents' friends and most of my parents' friends' children also have degrees.  This doesn't mean that they've managed to find the kind of work they wanted.  Not at all; they went to university because someone, at a time when universities seemed important, said that in order to rise in the world, you had to have a degree.  And thus the world was deprived of some excellent gardeners, bakers, antique dealers, sculptors, and writers.

Paulo Coelho

Source: The Witch of Portobello, Pages: 28

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Marsha Sinetar on love, money, and right livelihood

Do what you love and the money will follow.

Marsha Sinetar

Contributed by: micheley26

A Quote by Steve Pavlina on passion, work, career, right livelihood, and giving

If something is important enough to you that you feel the urge to donate your money or time to it, I think it’s best to try to express that form of giving through your career, not just as something you do on the side.  If you enjoy your volunteering and charitable activities more than your career, it means your career is in serious need of an upgrade.  In my opinion your career should be your best outlet for giving.

Steve Pavlina

Source: Steve Pavlina: Contributing Through Your Career: http://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2007/07/contributing-through-your-career/

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Alexander Kjerulf on happiness, work, right livelihood, jobs, and business

It’s time we stopped putting up with unhappy workplaces and bad bosses. Unhappiness at work is not a minor annoyance. It makes us tired, stressed and negative. Worst case, it makes us sick or kills us.

Being happy at work makes you more energetic, productive, motivated, creative and successful. That is what we need more of. That is how we will work from now on. With happiness.

Alexander Kjerulf

Source: The Happy At Work Manifesto: http://www.changethis.com/36.04.HappyatWork

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on living authentically, occupations, work, right livelihood, order, tranquility, true wealth, idleness, foolishness, and nature

We are great fools. "He has passed his life in idleness," we say. "I have done nothing today." What! Haven't you lived? That is not only the fundamental but the most illustrious of your occupations. "Had I been put in a position to manage great affairs, I would have shown what I could do." Have you been able to think out and manage your life? You have performed the greatest work of all. In order to show and release her powers, Nature has no need of fortune; she shows herself equally on all levels, and behind a curtain as well as without one. To compose our character is our duty, not to compose books, and to win, not battles and provinces, but order and tranquility in our conduct. Our great and glorious masterpiece is to live appropriately. All other things, to rule, to lay up treasure, to build, are at most little appendices and props.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essays

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A Quote by Richard David Bach on guidance, fear, protection, right livelihood, passion, magic, reason, love, sailboats, airplanes, and ideas

Whatever enchants, also guides and protects.  Passionately obsessed by anything we love - sailboats, airplanes, ideas - an avalanche of magic flattens the way ahead, levels rules, reasons, dissents, bears us with it over chasms, fears, doubts.

Richard Bach (1936 -)

Source: The Bridge Across Forever, page 25

Contributed by: Islandbutterfly

A Quote by Richard David Bach on guide, protect, passion, life path, right livelihood, enchantment, and living on purpose

Whatever enchants, also guides and protects.

Richard Bach (1936 -)

Source: The Bridge Across Forever

Contributed by: Martinsell centre

A Quote by Jon Kabat-Zinn on job and right livelihood

What is my job on the planet" is one question we might do well ask ourselves over and over again. Otherwise, we may wind up doing somebody else's job and not even know it. And what's more, that somebody else might be a figment of our own imagination and maybe a prisoner of it as well.

Rarely do we question and then contemplate with determination what our hearts are calling us to do and to be. I like to frame such efforts in question form: "What is my job on the planet with a capital J?", or "What do I care about so much that I would pay to do it?" If I ask such a question and I don't come up with an answer, other than, "I don't know", then I just keep asking the question.

You can start asking this question any time, at any age. There is never a time of life when it would not have a profound effect on your view change what you do, but it may mean that you may what to change how you see it or hold it, and perhaps how you do it. Once the universe is your employer, very interesting things start to happen, even if someone else is cutting your paycheck. But you do have to be patient. It takes time to grow this way of being in your life. The place to start of course is right here. The best time? How about now?

You never know what will come of such introspections. Buckminster Fuller, the discoverer/inventor of the geodesic dome, himself was fond of stating that what seems to be happening at the moment is never the full story of what is really going on. He liked to point out that for the honey bee, ,t is the honey that is important. But the bee is at the same time nature's vehicle for carrying out cross-pollination of nature. Nothing is isolated. Each event connects with others. Things are constantly unfolding on different levels. It's for us to perceive the warp and woof of it all as best we can and learn to follow our own threads through the tapestry of life with authenticity and resolve.

Jon Kabat-Zinn

Source: Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life

Contributed by: Bilgi

A Quote by Mila on zaadz, motive, collective intelligence, collaborative intelligence, abundance, and right livelihood

But I don’t see Zaadz as a place with a single motive for its members - I think that we want to enable people of like minds (whether those minds be yogic, Buddhist, self-improvement-oriented) to congregate, communicate and cooperate, to create an atmosphere of wellness, support and abundance for ourselves and our members, and for ourselves - the wizards - to do so in a sustainable way that supports our own livelihoods.

Mila Jacob Stetser

Source: Jake (ジャコブ)'s Blog: Sunyata

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on heart, work, right livelihood, passion, discover, and give

Your work is to discover your work and then, with all your heart, to give yourself to it.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Zen and the art of making a living: a practical guide to creative career design‎ - Page 202 by Laurence G. Boldt

Contributed by: Zaady

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