Love opens doors, smoothes the flow of other energies,
- love stabilizes and centers all in its sphere,
- love presents solutions when problems appear.
- Ultimately, the energy of Love enables you to express yourself in all of your glory.
What better reasons to love your work?
I love holidays, and the Labor Day week-end is one I especially appreciate. It feels a bit like a New Year in the sense that it marks a new school year, and also a new season, a noticeable shift in energy. As we end the summer, we move our focus indoors, to get serious about our work once again. This year, with so many unemployed, I think it is especially important for us each to take some time to celebrate our work, to be grateful for whatever work we have – (and perhaps to send some loving energy to those who need work right now). Whether you are a stay at home parent, a carpenter, a doctor, a machinist or a laborer, your work has meaning and value to you – it is worth celebrating in some way.
It is through our work, our desire to be productive, to contribute in some way to our own well-being and the well-being of those around us that we learn, grow and expand as individuals – through our work we ultimately connect with our souls. Our work defines us, not so much in terms of status and class, but in terms of setting the standards for our lives in general, enabling us to self-actualize, to reach for our dreams. Through our work, we gain skills, knowledge, experience, understanding, and even long-term relationships, all assets that we bring into our personal and spiritual lives.
I am blessed at this time in my life in loving my work, and I have always loved working, i.e. achieving, “making something of myself”. But once upon a time, not loving my job almost killed me. I was deep into a very successful, but incredibly stressful corporate career in the world of technology – yet the more I achieved, the more unhappy I became. It took kidney failure and then financial disaster to push me into discovering the significance of loving my work.
In the years when I chased money, I could never find enough to keep up with our needs… now that I chase my passion, well… let’s just say while I may still be juggling the bills, I are more content with life than I ever believed possible.
Fortunately, recent Stats indicate that a very high proportion of North Americans – something better than 85% – are happy with their work. So it’s very likely that even if you can’t say that you LOVE your work, you can probably say that you are mostly happy on the job. And from there, it’s actually just a couple of small steps to falling in love with your work.