On sacred work that lights you up
By: Marjory Mejia
Happy Labor Day dear ones! These flowers are for you,
born on the night of the Full Moon in Pisces!
And part of a beloved poem:
Work by Kahlil Gibran
…And what is it to work with love?
It is to weave the cloth with threads drawn from your heart, even as if your beloved were to wear that cloth.
It is to build a house with affection, even as if your beloved were to dwell in that house.
It is to sow seeds with tenderness and reap the harvest with joy, even as if your beloved were to eat the fruit.
It is to charge all things you fashion with a breath of your own spirit,
And to know that all the blessed dead are standing about you and watching.
Often have I heard you say, as if speaking in sleep, he who works in marble, and finds the shape of his own soul in the stone, is nobler than he who ploughs the soil.
And he who seizes the rainbow to lay it on a cloth in the likeness of man, is more than he who makes the sandals for our feet.”
But I say, not in sleep but in the over-wakefulness of noontide, that the wind speaks not more sweetly to the giant oaks than to the least of all the blades of grass;
And he alone is great who turns the voice of the wind into a song made sweeter by his own loving.
Work is love made visible…
~ Kahlil Gibran, Work, The Prophet
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May you taste the fruits of your labor and feel the fire of your sacred work lighting the way. And to further fan the flames of your heart, here is a brilliant Manifesto of the Passionate Creative Worker by John Hagel.
To finding, doing, and loving the work that lights you up,