Work is Worship

Work Is Worship

Sounds stranger than fiction in today’s world

Where everything is about the special purpose

About what is different

About the unique in you

About You

But, as I grew up watching my grandfather, and my father and my mother

I thought what I saw was a spark

That came through a simple dedication to the routine

A devotion that made the daily chores; the “work” seem sublime

Alternatively “Sexy” – to use a more prevalent expression!

Why was there more contentment?

Why was it that every task they accomplished; left them with pride

Almost a standing ovation to their own self?

Today, there so much energy spent on purpose

However, “The Work” is differentiated from “The Meaning”

Work is related to the economics

the necessary evil

And Then…

there is that special something

Yet needlessness abounds

So much self-doubt exists

Lives are defined by a well-written agenda

And yet drifting almost rudderless

There is purposeful branching out and exploration

Yet there is almost a maniacal need to attach to roots

The complex is being used to explain the simple

Navigating through meandering madness of the daily dose of information

Information, rules, techniques, and opinions

Watching the 20 Ted Talks on Happiness

Yet and because of that, experiencing a loss

An entire generation humming about creative and personal purpose

Yet more than ever before there is breakdown at the very prime

Young suicides and middle age deaths

Should we check and adjust?

Or is it okay to let the path run it’s course?

Can we try to make it simple again?

Atleast least tell ourselves

That work is not about the material only

it is about people

it is about learning

it is about excellence

it is about human connection

it is about freedom

Mundane day to day “work”  has multiple layers of joy and is complementary to our urge for striving for self –actualization

Even mundane day-to-day work!

It is okay if you are not someone with a specially defined purpose

Political, creative, environmental, spiritual, or religious

These can well be integrated within whatever your “work” path is

The work path you are on could be one you intentionally chose to walk down

Therefore, is aligned to what you understand is your best purpose

On the other hand, could be a path you are walking along trying to find small moments of meaningful direction

And carving purpose along the way

Either way, it is okay

Life and purpose happens inside of work

Not outside of it

Find ways to unravel the daily magic at work

Remember it takes guts to plough through a”job”

And look for a Ted Talk that tells you

It is bloody meaningful to run a family

Work is worship

Published by Kashiana

I am a management professional by job classification and a work practitioner by personal preference. One poetry collection - Shelling Peanuts and Stringing Words and a chapbook, Crushed Anthills. Always gathering poems, and letting them marinate and change shape and form.

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