The paradoxical commandments of job search
GUEST COLUMN: JEFF ROBINSON — In 1968, a poem entitled "The Paradoxical Commandments" was penned by a 19-year-old Harvard University student named Kent M. Keith.
The poem was adapted and re-titled "Anyway" by Mother Teresa and found on the walls in her children’s home in Calcutta at the time of her death. It is often attributed to her.
It is in this form that the poem found its way into my life.
A few years ago, a dear friend of mine gave me a framed copy of the Anyway prayer as a gift to commemorate the day we were both initiated onto the spiritual path of Kriya Yoga.
It held profound meaning for me, as it brought added depth to a simple piece of instruction my father drilled into me as a youngster.
His words went something like, “Do something for someone because you want to, not because you expect something in return."
My father’s simple admonition had guided my life for years and brought me comfort many times when I felt perhaps I wasn’t as appreciated as I might have liked.
When my friend gave me the Anyway prayer, it took my father’s words to a whole new level. Not only does the prayer offer me divine guidance, it provides me with a level of comfort that is beyond anything I had known previously.
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