When we learn to honor the ebb and flow, the natural rhythm of our lives, the “work” that we do can be easier and maybe even more effective by learning when to stop and rest in the richness of our lives outside of what we do to make money.
If you’re reading this going into your day of work, you can even stop work and notice that you are a free being always bigger than the limits of any task.
A Blessing for Those Who Work
There are ways that enslavement happens.
Work, no matter how much joy may be present, needs to end.
Once there was a man, who loved what he did so much he never put his tools down.
At first his friends thought him noble because indeed he was a master.
Soon his children stopped asking him to play because his hands were full of tools.
His wife became more lonely day by day, because the tools were in the way.
The man woke up one day and noticed an ache in his heart.
He too was lonely beyond words.
He opened his hands, dropped the tools
and remembered what it was like to be free of toil.
Remember beloveds, the river of love, of life moves with ebb and flow.
Declare a day of rest.
Stop. Claim your freedom.
What joy calls you, wants you to dance?
Even as you walk you can dance.
The life you are is greater than the work you do.