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THE HUMAN BEING – A SPIRITUAL ENTITY, ALSO IN HIS VOCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL LIFE

I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.
Helen Keller

Maturity of the spirit, however, must not be confused with knowledge acquired by learning, but you must always bear in mind that being spiritual is the same as having deep inner feeling.’ (Abd-ru-shin, In the Light of Truth, the Grail Message. Lecture; Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do!)

The search for coherence between the individual human being and his job or profession first of all requires a fundamental reflection on what really makes man human, what makes him become alive and creative: thus the innermost quality of a human being, his innermost core, the spirit.

Spirit? This term calls for a closer examination of what it actually is:

The notion that man has an earthly body as well as a soul dwelling within for the duration of his life on earth, which gives him his individual character, is more or less accepted by most people. The intellect, a dominant component of today's world of work, is essentially a part of the body, but is nevertheless in close contact with the soul, as thoughts and feelings influence each other in a constant interplay. This interplay then provides the basis for job assessments, career counselling and vocational coaching.

But man is much more than these well-known components: body, soul, intellect and emotions:

He is a spirit being, that is to say, he is imbued with an essence that is unique to man, that works out of him and forms the innermost core of his soul: This is spirit, and this spirit must not be confused with the earthly focused intellect, the mind, which is part of the material world. The spirit is not that which in

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