I’m Not Getting The Promotion I Deserve!

WHEN: February 13, 2002 Afternoon Meeting

Q: My husband and I worked very hard last year and didn’t get promoted. What can we do to have our work recognized? We work very hard, do our duty, but there seems to be no justice.

John: Do what you’re already doing without needing to be promoted. That makes you more promotable than when you need to be promoted. Once you both have what you’re looking for, then what will you do?

Q: I’d continue in the work I’ve chosen, but I am looking for justice and recognition in our workplace. Others seem to do things that aren’t honest or true in order to be promoted, while we do all we can to be good, honest people and work hard.

John: What you’re looking for, you won’t be able to find. Even if you would find recognition and justice, what will you do with it?

Q: I will do what I think is my duty. I believe in justice and it’s not easy to find.

John: What you’re looking for, without, you can find within. You’re looking for justice without, but is it there, completely, within? If it is not completely within you won’t be able to manifest it without. If you’re looking for respect, do you completely respect everything that you are being?

Q: I think so: yes.

John: Do you get angry with your husband?

Q: No. Not at all.

John: If you ever get annoyed, frustrated or angry then you’re lacking self-respect. Whatever lack there is within your self will show outside of your self. If you’re going to be climbing a ladder without, you won’t be able to do so wholesomely unless you’re bringing all of those around you, with you. It cannot be for your self. If it’s to be wholesome, it has to be for the whole, which would involve a total change of perspective. Then it wouldn’t be about you being promoted; it would be about the very best one to be promoted, otherwise you’ll always be in a race, competing with others instead of being with others.

Real justice isn’t about you being promoted. It is about the very best one being promoted, and it’s not for that one. It’s for the whole, so that the quality of beingness within the whole increases. Otherwise when you get what you want, someone else won’t be able to. When you arrive at something good, within, it leaks out to everyone. It doesn’t matter how much you achieve if it doesn’t include the whole of everyone. If you make it and others don’t, then you’ll have to go back because you haven’t really made it. Exist so that the highest goodness can unfold within, and then continue to unfold without. If your manner of moving ahead isn’t of the highest goodness, then your moving ahead isn’t good.

It cannot be about what you’re building in life. It must be about why you’re building it and upon what kind of foundation are you building it: knowing why you’re doing something and knowing what kind of foundation your doing is coming out of. If it is not so, then you might do much in life but there will not be as much value to what you’re doing as there is the much that you are doing.

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