10 Tell-Tale Signs That You Are A Working Mystic

Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water.

  1. You meditate on your lunch break.
  2. Your response to the elevator “how are you?” is an enthusiastic “GREAT!
  3. During the project status you say that you are having a “challenge” with your part of the project, rather than passing the buck to the guy on the right.
  4. You have a copy of the Dhammapada on your desk.
  5. When co-workers start complaining about the daily grind, you advise them to “go within and find peace.”
  6. You are excited about the work week on a Monday morning, rather than lamenting the end of the weekend.
  7. Your cube has the faint scent of incense.
  8. Instead of success posters, you have quotes from Buddha, the Dalai Lama, and the Bhagavad Gita on your walls.
  9. When faced with a challenge, your first inclination is to chant “Om”.
  10. Finally, you know you are a working mystic if you see the Divinity in your manager even as he’s telling you that you need to work 16 hour days (including weekends) for the next month to meet the project deadline.

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In Spirit,

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Nneka, Working Mystic
Nneka serves spiritual seekers who desire to put the Law of Attraction to work to create the life of their dreams.

11 Responses to “10 Tell-Tale Signs That You Are A Working Mystic

  • Paula
    11 years ago

    Hi Nneka,
    I think you are a working mystic. This describes you perfectly. 🙂
    From your so far non-responsive “soul connector”.

  • Hi Paula, not non-responsive anymore 😉 I thinkk you’re a working mystic too. You’re busy living in the world and bring your Truth to it. Rock on!


  • Let see,
    I do 1,2,3,5, and 6. So does that mean I am half a working mystic?

  • Lovely, Nneka. 🙂

  • Steve, that would make you a Wystic 😉

    Thanks Rick. So which one?

  • I’m working mystic, even though I don’t have a cubicle and only see any coworkers on an occasional basis.

    I do have this overpowering urge to sell t-shirts that have two guys (or women) sitting facing each other. One says “I found Nirvana.” The other says “I didn’t know it was lost.”

  • Let’s go into business 🙂

  • Ha, Rick — put me down for one of those T-shirts.

    I’d put myself down on the “working mystic” side, if I wasn’t seeing such oneness in them all… 😉

  • I guess I’m a non-working mystic…. as my ‘job’ is to meditate and do yoga, and write about it…
    Loved this post!
    Many blessings,

  • Nneka, I like your wonderful sense of humor. I could see myself doing some of these, especially answering the elevator. One day I watched a homeless man walking the street and felt our connectedness, our oneness of the Divine. Have a glorious day.

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