TITLE: At peace with work
DATE: 9:08:00 AM
A random flip through a yoga magazine recently speaks directly to a realization I've had that your work is not who you are.
Work/life balance, passion for your work, work as doing what you love... whatever you want to call it, everybody wants it.
Instead, we call it the daily grind, being chained to your desk, what we do to get paid, time in-between weekends.
We spend a third of our life at work, and whether we like it or not, it's a part of our identity. It speaks to our education, our skills, interests and social networks. It's a way in which we express ourselves -- use our imagination to contribute an action. This in itself is purposeful; this is existence as a form of energy, requiring imagination, action, observation. Otherwise, we'd be dormant and in a state of decay.
So, our work is the practice of dharma and the result is the action of karma. It's an expression of the art we are in this world. My art is connecting people to ideas, and to one another. I develop and communicate and administrate; I encourage and confirm and welcome and evaluate. I contribute and support. And no matter what I'm doing, I can't help but imagine and learn.