Unemployment has risen sharply during the latest global recession. We hear a lot about the adverse effects of this, such as the psychological and emotional difficulties often experienced by the unemployed. The liberating potential of unemployment is largely overlooked in the literature devoted to spirituality and personal growth, however. In this groundbraking new book, Hillary Hilton Roshi, offers a refreshing new perspective.
Replete with practical advice, Like Clouds and Water: Finding Spiritual Fulfillment in Unemployment shows how, by applying Zen principles in your life as unemployed, you can attain the highest spiritual goals.
Using real-world examples interwoven with sayings and stories from the Zen tradition, Hilton offers a step-by-step approach to attaining the alchemical skills necessary for the Unemployed Warrior and applying them in your daily life. Learn how to:
- Transform poverty into elegant simplicity
- Transform homelessness into Homelessness.
- Use the experience of begging to develop humility.
And much, much more
But even though unemployment, properly understood, is a complete spiritual path that can lead to Enlightenment, Zen warns us not to get stuck in the Absolute. At some point it is necessary to return to the marketplace. In the book’s final chapter, ”Sex Work: A Klondike for the Daring Entrepeneur”, Hilton shows how the fearlessness and willingness to be of service cultivated by mindful unemployment can be put to profitable use,
Like Clouds and Water: Finding Spiritual Fulfillment in Unemployment will appeal to many of the same readers who have made Enlightened Management, Work as Spiritual Practice, and White Collar Zen so successful. It will certainly fascinate anyone interested in applying Zen principles to achieving both professional and unemployed excellence.
Like Clouds and Water: Finding Spiritual Fulfillment in Unemployment will be available in fine bookstores everywhere this fall.