For many years,
computer programming and other IT jobs have been
recommended for meditators and spiritual seekers.
Some of the reasons behind this recommendation
include the fact that computer programming helps to
develop the mind tremendously because you have to
concentrate one-pointedly for many hours. In case of
database, or SQL programming, you have to spend many
hours visualizing complex tables and their
relationships to each other - pretty much in the
same way you would meditate and focus on a
In addition to
that, IT has created many opportunities for women to
advance and earn more money than many other careers.
The environment also helps a lot since one is
working with a computer, instead of interacting with
many human beings and their auras.
Is the IT industry
Not at all –
according to Computer World, “The U.S. technology
industry added more than 140,000 jobs between
January and July of 2006. Nearly double the 78,900
tech jobs added in the first half of 2005. This is
the largest growth in tech industry jobs since 2001.
However, tech companies are having a hard time
filling new positions with qualified candidates.
This growth could accelerate if companies were
better able to get qualified workers for these
According to CIO
Magazine, “Qualified IT professionals are in high
demand and that demand is going to increase more and
There was never
been a better time to work in the IT environment. I
highly recommend to everyone who is out there
looking for a career change to carefully examine the
world of computer science.
As an IT
professional myself, I can tell you that there is a
great opportunity for growth and development here –
not only as a career, but as a way to develop your
mind and concentration skills, which truly helps
your meditation practice.
Book Review -
Heart is the spiritual revelation and memoir of
author Zoe Ann Nicholson, whose lifetime of
political feminism and activism was incorporated the
transformation and elevation of learning ancient
Tibetan meditation techniques. Revealing what life
was like inside a private Buddhist community where
students were taught to integrate Western
practicalities with Eastern self-discovery paths to
enlightenment, The Passionate Heart is a moving,
dynamic, and true story of dedication, study,
exploration and spiritual growth.
Music Review - State of Grace III
The chant craze has been over for a decade, but Paul Schwartz continues
with his State of Grace project, setting Latin texts and hymns to modern
settings. On the third album in the series, he leads with his strong
suit, the powerful, impassioned voice of Lisbeth Scott. She's been the
featured singer with State of Grace since the first album, which no
doubt led to her being the voice of John Debney's score to
The Passion of the Christ. Over a chugging electronica beat,
she intones the Latin hymn "Christe Redemptor" like a plea to a lost
lover, recalling her performance on "Veni Redemptor Gentium" from the
Scott shines throughout the album, including on the urgent plea of
"To You" and the Abbess Hildegard-like strains of "Somnium." Schwartz
has a good ear for the ancient, but perhaps it's beginning to sound
antique even to him. That may be why the album sounds like such a
hodgepodge of neo-gothic pop-classical romanticism. There are orchestral
opuses ("Lux Aeterna") and a piano-violin duet ("Soledad"), gospel hymns
("Beams of Heaven") and pop songs that wouldn't sound out of place on a
Celine Dion album ("Center of My Heart"). It tends to undermine his
initial concept without providing a breakthrough into something new.
from the Book "Insights" by Rama Dr. Frederick Lenz
Simplify your life.
It's really that simple!
Simplify your life by removing the thoughts
From your mind that cause you so much pain.
Simplify your life by removing the
Fears and doubts from your mind
That cause you so much pain.
Simplify your life until
Only happiness remains!