April 25, 2012

Work is Love Made Visible

Work is Love Made Visible

April 25, 2012

 

I’m currently reading Dan Miller’s 48 Days to the Work You Love and this into to Chapter 3 from Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet really struck me.

Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy. For if you bake bread with indifference, you bake a bitter bread that feeds but half man’s hunger. And if you grudge the crushing of the grapes, your grudge distills a poison in the wine. And if you sing though as angels, and love not the singing, you muffle man’s ears to the voices of the day and the voices of the night. All work is empty save when there is love; and when you work with love you bind yourself to yourself, and to one another, and to God. – Kahlil Gibran

 

I could read this over and over. Which I’m pretty sure means it might be a good idea to re-read The Prophet as well. But for today, this is my reminder to be ever so thankful for this work that I love! I hope it’s a blessing to you as well.

XXOO//Em 

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