There was a time when people did not have careers. People did not live to acquire material wealth. People worked to earn enough for their families to eat that day, with a little extra saved for a special occassion. Today we are slaves of the houses, cars & the gadgets we must acquire.
The natural tendency is to treat matters of the spirit as luxury items - sort of an appendage to life. Eating, sleeping, making money - these things are given priority & the time dedicated to them is sarcosanct. But prayer, meditation & study fit in only when you feel like it, and are pushed aside on the slightest whim.
You've got to make your priorities faithful to your inner self. You've got to ask yourself if this is what your life is all about. Set a schedule for spiritually enriching activities. Be as tough with that schedule as a workaholic would be with his business.
Just as you search out a material career, so too you must also search out a spiritual one. But there is a difference: With a material career you can only plow & sow & await the rains. With your spiritual career you must provide the rain as well - in other words, it is up to you to fill it with life of spiritual Godliness.
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