Why I choose to separate my passion from my profession
And how society’s problems can be resolved if we rewarded spiritual development with money
I think it’s important to be clear about my intentions here: not only for my reader, but important for myself, too. Sometimes when we spend too much time working on a certain project, we get caught up in our little world and fail to see the bigger picture. So I’ll like to take the time now to share my bigger picture with you all, and at the same time solidify for myself the goals and motivations of what I am doing here so that I don’t lose sight of my own larger context.
First of all, neither blogging, nor coaching, nor making courses is my full time job, nor do I have the desire for it to become my full-time job anytime in the future. I have no intention of changing my profession, even if I do start to make decent money from this (which, most likely, I won’t let happen because that would take too much time away from my main occupation).
Why wouldn’t you want to do it full-time even if you can make a living from it?
I believe one’s passion and a profession can (and maybe, should) be two unrelated things, because they both nourish different aspects of our lives. My profession has nothing to do with travel, and is not directly related to my “global” perspective. However, that perspective can, and has, opened up opportunities within my career that I might not have noticed without it.
An occupation, to me, is a material journey; a journey whose main purpose is stability. The purpose of passion, meanwhile, is to achieve personal actualization in this lifetime so that we can spread positivity and inspiration to others. Unless you are a famous actor, artist, musician, writer, it is very, very difficult to merge the two — to both make a living and inspire people with the same kind of “work”. I also believe that having a stable, “logical” career offers one a mental break. Creating content based purely off of inspiration can be emotionally tolling, and can result in lots of excess pressure, especially if that inspiration is lacking. Doing a job where there are clear requirements and clear goals gives the subconscious a rest and lets us recharge our emotional inspiration.
My premise of global thinking is based on a hypothesis, and one which, although I am very much certain is accurate (and will be prove to be more so in the future), relies on a person having to agree with my hypothesis before they will be able to benefit from my content. There are many movements, causes, and concepts which we can choose to “fight” for in life, but I think we can all agree that a world where every can live in peace and harmony is the end goal for all of them. Global Thinking is my “fight”.
But if you hate politics so much, why do you insist on doing this at all?
The reason I feel the urge to educate people on this subject is not because I wish to become an influential person known for his views on global affairs, etc. Rather, it’s because I have been privileged to have traveled a lot from a relatively young age, and in doing so have received the lifelong benefit of what one may call an “awakening”, something which has allowed me to see the dynamics of the world and human nature quite clearly. Since humans have a natural inclination to share with others things that they know and that the others don’t, it’s only natural that, upon seeing people in my country who have never traveled and have never experienced such an “awakening”, I should want to spread my awareness to them. This inclination becomes even more urgent when I see that the lack of such clarity is causing many people to suffer unnecessarily as a result of their hate, resistance, and fear in relation to the the way the world is shifting.
Secondly, my ultimate goal in doing this is not money.
So why don’t I give away the course for free? 1) Because free things are not usually considered valuable, and 2) because I’m not opposed to money, and believe that money is, or at least, should be, a material reward for creating spiritual value (although in many cases in our society, it unfortunately, is not).
The end goal of any spiritual journey is happiness (or contentment, or enlightenment, or whatever you want to call it), whereas the end goal of a material journey is stability. Without a spiritual journey, the material journey overtakes us and becomes corrupted into one of money, power, and glory. If were were to calibrate the mechanisms in our society to reward the latter, rather than the former, the material journey would remain a small but important aspect in everyone’s lives, but the greater goal will be the spiritual one: self-actualization. Then, the broken systems of greed and corruption in society naturally start to resolve. This is because people who actualize themselves spiritually have the ability to inspire others to do the same, and the more people are enabled to do so because they are being rewarded for it, the less people will be drawn to toxic and exploitative behaviors for the sake of money, power, and glory.