It’s obvious to most people around my town that I don’t have a “regular” job. So folks often ask me “What do you do?”

Till recently I would tell them, depending on how I read their energy, “Well, I’m a writer.” Or “I’m a spiritual teacher.” Or even “Not much — I’m sort of retired.” (Which is only a “half-truth.”) I call this sort of conversation “empty cocktail-party chatter.”

Now my response to that question, “What do you do?” is very different.… Read more