be that when we no
longer know what to do
we have come to our real work,
and that when we no longer
know which way to go
we have come to our real journey.
The mind that is not baffled is
The impeded stream is the one
the past decade, the work world has become a battleground
for the struggle between the boring and the stimulating.
The emphasis on intensity has seeped into our value system.
We still cling to the idea that work should not only be
challenging and meaningful-but also invigorating and entertaining.
But really, work should be like life: sometimes fun, sometimes
moving, often frustrating, and defined by meaningful events.
Those who have found their place don't talk about how exciting
and challenging and stimulating their work is. Their language
invokes a different troika: meaningful, significant, fulfilling.
And they rarely ever talk about work without weaving in
their personal history."
of us don't get epiphanies. We only get a whisper-a faint
urge. That's it. That's the call. It's up to you to do the
work of discovery, to connect it to an answer."
are born so intuitive. Don't ever tell yourself you don't
know what you're doing, because you do. The real courage
is to risk your own honesty."
choice you make sets something in motion."
courtesy of Wendell Berry.
2From "What Should I Do With My Life? The Real
Meaning of Success-and How to Find It" by Po Bronson in
Issue 66, January 2003, p. 69.
4From "Why Not Risk It All?," a keynote address
given by Caroline Myss at the Omega Institute's Living a Fearless
Life conference, April 3, 2003, New York, New York,
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