Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Buddihism, Reiki and Call centres
Earlier today a tense and manic friend contacted me in a state of rage. Having managed to snare a job in the midst of a recession the bitter lemon might have thought himself lucky!
No. He didn't.
But then who can blame him? Call centres have never been at the forefront of contentness. If you want soul destroying depression, yes by all means be that chirpy, exaceberated customer service martyr.
Job satisfaction? No.
In an attempt to help him find some solace in his new post I thought I would pass on a Reiki mantra. Something for him to chant at his desk... while he thought of ways to blow up his office and end his boss.
Just for today do not worry... Just for today do not anger... Honour your parents, teachers and elders. Earn your living honestly. Show gratitude to every living thing.
His reply: Ha ha. Shove it up your bum you hippy, Buddha bashing, veggie gobbling freak! Buddha and his teachings freak me out. What a hypocrite! It would be easy to put that excrement into practice if you were a fat c*** who sat under a tree in a forest stoned out of your tits all day. But for Joe Soap on the street, who grew up in the lazy false sense of security that was the Celtic Tiger, who welcomed with open arms the less fortunate of Europe and said 'hey there's a piece of the pie for you all, just take some!"- Well what happened Zem, is they ate all the pie because they were hungry. We were fat and bloated, we weren't hungry anymore and now we toggle in salt mines (call centres)!
So the lesson for today kids is...
Don't confuse Buddhism with Reiki!!!