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A well-known scientist (some say it was Bertrand Russell) once gave a public lecture on astronomy. He described how the earth orbits around the sun and how the sun, in turn, orbits around the center of a vast collection of stars called our galaxy. At the end of the lecture, a little old lady at the back of the room got up and said: “What you have told us is rubbish. The world is really a flat plate supported on the back of a giant tortoise.” The scientist gave a superior smile before replying, “What is the tortoise standing on?” “You’re very clever, young man, very clever,” said the old lady. “But it’s tortoises all the way down!”
—Hawking, 1988

themiddlepane:

A well-known scientist (some say it was Bertrand Russell) once gave a public lecture on astronomy. He described how the earth orbits around the sun and how the sun, in turn, orbits around the center of a vast collection of stars called our galaxy. At the end of the lecture, a little old lady at the back of the room got up and said: “What you have told us is rubbish. The world is really a flat plate supported on the back of a giant tortoise.” The scientist gave a superior smile before replying, “What is the tortoise standing on?” “You’re very clever, young man, very clever,” said the old lady. “But it’s tortoises all the way down!”
—Hawking, 1988
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rememberyouaredreaming:

Infinite Third + Mooji - “True Religion”

What is the creator and why is it still creating? The experiencer and the experienced all coming from the same source. The question and the answer existing simultaneously. Who is this I inside of me? The goal is to get beyond labels and forms. yet there is no goal. The thought of this form is nothing more than temporary identification. An illusion. Should the past be treated as anything more than a dream? fragments of reality churned through infinite cycles producing identifiable patterns that represent our karmic burden.

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How can I find work that will give me joy?

@EckhartTolle explains that the key is to make everything a spiritual practice.  If you have discontent with what you are doing, then you have not fully surrendered to the moment.  You are finding issue, fault and want with what is in front of you.  So, make everything that you do from driving to your interactions at work part of that spiritual in the moment practice.  You may or may not notice the change, but the universal force will see a shift in your consciousness and big things will happen.  Let go of expectations.  Expectations bring disappointment and limitation.