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.
Those of us brought up in the North American culture of “Work ethics” need to read this, perhaps every day!
Thank you for the wisdom of sharing this.
fabulous foto! and a much needed message for someone who came home late last night and worked til 2am. but i aspire to be a woman who loafs too much.
True words and thoughts!! We all need to be reminded of what we know in our hearts and souls to be true. We plan to take a day of sailing this weekend – put off way tto long. Miss you both.
this is the lesson one receives living in mexico. manana can make one crazy, but eventually we all succumb to the glory of saying that word from deep down inside 🙂
So true and a great reminder for both those who work outside the home as well as those who toil inside the home. Whether they are tele-workers or the stay-at-home parent in particular 🙂
Note to self: Paste David’s note on the fridge to remember to “freeze-frame” and breath once in a while, no matter what.
I think of you both often.
Carina from Nelson, BC
How beautiful! Thanks for crafting this blessing!
(BTW, this is Sue Kearney from the Heart of Business alumni forum).
Love and blessings,
What a relief, and a moment of calm to read your words! Such a blessing to be reminded of the truly important things in life. There will ALWAYS be more to do …. but one day you will no longer have a chance to BE.
Thankyou for the reminder !
Ann (also from Heart of Business AC 😉