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A 'free' career?

asked 2012-04-17 08:00:58 -0500

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updated 2012-04-18 10:56:25 -0500

Guruka Singh gravatar image

I was hoping you could help me. I am 20 years old, british born and amritdhari. I don't think I have many needs or desires... I would love to just devote my life to spirituality. So much so that I would literally have loved to have become a full time sevadar, such as a granthi, but there are certain issues with that which I won't go into.

I would love to have some sort of career that gives me 'freedom' so to speak, as opposed to the conventional 9 to 5 world most people live in. I detest that way of living.

Do you have any suggestions for 'lifestyle careers'? I can't explain any more than simply, 'I want to be free', in India would be a bonus. One thing I think I would love to do is teach, and will be enrolling on a teacher training course here in the UK at some point in the near future. But I'm open to other options too. One of the problems with teaching in the UK is that its extremely target driven and much pressure comes from these targets. That's why I thought of India. Teaching in a spirituality based school such as Miri Piri Academy I can imagine would be just amazing.

I would really love to hear your suggestions.

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answered 2012-04-18 11:00:33 -0500

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You can start by not detesting any way of living. All work is a worship if it is done with reverence and excellence. Sometimes we simply need to not set conditions on what work we will do and will not do, and then let the Guru present us with the opportunities we need. Sometimes a job is to develop a part of ourselves which is underdeveloped. So, even though we may not 'like' the work, it is building something within us that needs to grow. Let's not second guess our Guru. We are not the masters of our own destiny. We are the learners and sevadars who listen to the whisper of our Guru in our ear and serve Him. In that way we fulfill our highest destiny.


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