Right Livelihood

Right Livelihood

  • April 24, 2017

The last of the three virtue practices is right livelihood: engaging in work with the intention of not causing harm to yourself or others—acting with truth and integrity without trying to take advantage of or manipulate others.(Marotta 2013, 189).

Inquiry:
Ask yourself: “Am I employing right effort: making wise decisions and taking wise actions.” In other words, are you acquiring the necessary skills, staying organized, and thinking creatively?

Practice:
Cultivate Right Livelihood. Pay attention to ethical conduct and intention—being aware of the choices you make and how your choices impact others. Explore how your work can be more meaningful—how it can be better supported with your values and beliefs.