Engineers and a Cooperative Move to Right Livelihood

“A group of engineers who worked in the nuclear weapons field provide an inspiring example of one innovative way to move toward right livelihood.  They had all come to the decision that their work and their spiritual beliefs were out of synch, but, because they all had families to support, they were reluctant to just up and quit their jobs.  So they got together and created a group support system.  One at a time, the engineers left their jobs; they and their families were supported by the others in the group during the months it took them to find a new job in a more benign field.”

— Rick Fields, et al., “To Work is to Pray”, in Mindfulness and Meaningful Work, Parallax Press, 1994.

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