starter wrote:Hello Teachers/Friends,
I've been trying to take my work life and daily life as part of my dhamma practice, to practice mindfulness, clear comprehension, loving kindness, compassion, empathetic joy, equanimity, generosity, gratitude, contentment, patience ... But as dispassion in the conditioned world develop more and more, I have less and less interest and motivation for my work which sometimes could really cause problem. How do you handle this? Your kind advice would be very appreciated,
I had a period of a few months where I experienced this. I didn't feel compulsively driven by fear or stress to get anything done. For one thing, it made me realize how much I had used fear/stress as a motivation in the past. Secondly, I had the same thought "Uh oh, how am I going to get anything done?"
What I immediately thought of was loving-kindness. I may not be motivated to do things in order to avoid fear, but I could do things out of motivation of loving-kindness, compassion, etc. for others. So whatever I was doing, I found some logical connection where it would directly or indirectly benefit others. Worked like a charm. My practice continued seamlessly and there was no need to turn on, tune in, and drop out.