He who works with his hands is a laborer.
He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.
He who works with his hands, and his head and his heart is an artist.
~St. Francis of Assisi
So now I am at the crossroads of change, and like most people, change is a little scary for me. I am seeking to embrace it with all of my being, looking for signposts to the pathway that will be most beneficial in my own spiritual growth and also wanting to find that which will provide financially for my family. But, I am very wary of the trap of trading life energy for a paycheck. Been there, done that and it was miserable! It may provide a sense of comfort and quasi-security, but ultimately, it is just "settling" for a comfortable rut. And, I was recently told, the only difference between a rut and a grave is its depth. A bit graphic, but oh, does it ever ring true!
As I seek to avoid ruts (and graves, as well) I want to tap into that which is nurturing and enlivens me and those around me. Music has that kind of energy. Service to others has that kind of energy. Being active and involved and a lively participant in life creates that kind of energy. Art has that kind of energy.
How I envision putting these elements together is my task.
I am putting it out there to whomever is reading this blog: how do YOU create change, bless and embrace change, create a nurturing, healthy path to right livelihood and service? I would love to share ideas and inspirations with you! Please add your thoughts to the discussion and share with your social networks. I can't wait to hear the responses!