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Feb 21, 2008 6:26 am Metaphysical Marketing: Working to Live or Living to Work?

Marilyn Jenett
Metaphysical Marketing Workshop

Working to Live or Living to Work?

Some time ago a very knowledgeable business person and I were discussing the concept of passive income and he quoted a famous guru who stated that if you make a lot of money but have to show up to work, then you're still a slave.
I said that I didn't necessarily agree with that. I'm all for creating passive income, don't get me wrong. But when you are showing up to do the work that you love, you are certainly not a slave!  Which brings to mind the subject of "Working to Live or Living to Work" which I believe is worth exploring...
I believe we are all given special talents and gifts and that it is up to us to discover those gifts and become aligned with our true purpose. I believe that when we find that purpose - our true "work" - we are in bliss and in love with it because we are doing what we were meant to do. It could be in business or the arts or science or even being a parent.
So, in essence, we are living to "work" - to express OUR work, our purpose, our joy, our bliss. That is what I mean by living to work. And I believe there is a very good chance that when we are aligned with that work, we become a magnet to the material riches that the Universe has for us and we are open to the abundance that surrounds us.
I don't know how many would agree with me, but I could never live a life doing nothing but traveling, vacationing, lunching, spending hours at Neiman Marcus, country clubbing, etc. I for one will always need to be expressing myself in some joy-filled work - my soul demands it. Just like my body needs to breath. 
Of course, that doesn't mean that I couldn't take a month away now and then :-)
A very clear picture comes to mind. There is a wonderful movie titled Always - a Steven Spielberg film and remake of the original A Guy Named Joe...about a woman whose pilot fiance returns after death to guide her to new love. Well, in the modern version, the pilots are  firefighters who fly the planes that spray the forests to put out fires. (By the way, it's a great movie and I recommend it to everyone.) 
Anyway, I saw a documentary about Spielberg while he was filming this movie and in one scene he was way up in the sky in a crane checking out the scenes and lay of the land. All around him were the blazing fires (I had hoped they weren't real trees but just special effects). What struck me so intensely was when he took his eyes away from his camera, stood up, threw up his arms and yelled, "MY GOD, I LOVE THIS BUSINESS!"
THAT'S living to work. He doesn't have to do it for the money.  He has all the passive income in the world.
Now this subject surfaced because this businessman and I were discussing the increasing potential for Feel Free to Prosper books and products to create passive income. Lovely. But nothing in the world can take the place of showing up to see the posts from my students and visitors or exchanging the prosperity energy on our calls or in classes.
This reminds me of another famous quote out there to the effect that "showing up is half the battle."
Passive income? Showing up? I say, why not have both? There are no limits in this abundant Universe.

Are you working to live? Or living to work?

Would you like to find your true place in life and live to work?

There is a part of you that knows just what your true place is and can guide you to it. The Feel Free to Prosper lesson and mentoring program will connect you to the part that knows. You can find details here: http://www.feelfreetoprosper.com/products.html

~ Marilyn


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