Livelihood: Non-Harm, Aliveness, and Self-Identity
For Your Contemplation
How does your understanding of Dukkha, the Origin of Dukkha, and the Cessation of Dukkha show-up in your livelihood? Are they separate areas of your life or are they integrated? If you are not employed, consider how you spend the majority of your time, perhaps caring for family members, yourself, household, or volunteering. Is your livelihood one of non-harm? Does it bring you aliveness? If not, can you regain or discover that aliveness? How tightly do you hold the self-identity of that role?