Day 383 of Des McCabe's Personal Development Exercises
The Monks give their lives to God.
Their worldly aspirations and desires
for self-fulfilment are left behind.
And yet the monastery requires
income to survive, and so monks
must integrate with the world.
They need to sell their beer,
and open their café and shop.
They become reluctant businessmen.
We, are on the other hand,
strive to develop our future and
provide for our longer-term needs.
We are immersed in the busyness of life.
as we look after our loved ones
and build our career.
As we grow older, however, we are
forced to address a different reality.
We become reluctant monks.
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT EXERCISE
1. Where are you at this stage of your life on the 'business-monk' scale?
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