Right work

“The truth knocks on the door and you say, “Go away, I’m looking for the truth,” and so it goes away. Puzzling.”
― Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

Work = life.

You might decry that.

But a big part of you will be lost in work.

My only advice — not that you need me say anything — is to make sure you don’t sacrifice everything doing work that doesn’t matter.

Yes, it’s hackneyed (a bit like saying: “Life’s short” — no sh*t) but when you look back on your life, as I’ve been doing these part few months, I recognise how little enquiry there’s been over the decisions I’ve made.

Who knows whether things would have been different but all I’ll say is that when it doesn’t feel right, that’s a very sure sign that your spiritual ‘self’ is trying to tell you something.

Of course, this goes against the cultural norm of persistence, grit and determination — not every mountain need be climbed — but I’d wager it is one that will take on greater significance amongst the small cohort of people who realise that matching soul with role isn’t just a catchy slogan, it’s life.

But, perhaps, a very different life to the one you’ve experienced up to now.

Blessings

Julian