Work. Life. Balance.
The essence of who we are is not designed to fit on a scale that we are tasked with balancing out. Our true self isn’t wondering, “How much less life can I live and how much more work can I add?” It’s not preoccupied with solutions in response to, ”If I add more life, then exactly how will this effect the bottom line of the amount of work I’ll have to do?”
When we tip this imaginary scale toward more life in our physical bodies and keep our thoughts at work then we haven’t balanced a thing. When our physical bodies are at work and all we can think about is the life we should be living then we are no longer aligned with the deepest part of who we are.
Our spirit does not ache for balance. What it wants is flow. For us to be so present in our work that we come to life. To be so full of life that it spills over into what we create through our work.
The math involved in work life balance is a quick way to figure ourselves completely out of the equation of the only thing we have. This moment.
May your days be filled with compassion, your faith remain strong, may growth be your compass and joy fill your tables.