As i'm packing to go to Sydney ( for my students' graduation concert at the Sydney Opera House), i'm contemplating about my life, work and love. The latter is the binding element of the first two.
i've heard people talking about "finding balance between life & work".
What if my life is my work, and my work is my life? And between them?, you ask.
Either there's no 'between' as they are one and connected, or between is me dancing my dance. Sometimes it's a fast and wild dance; other times it's a slow and reflective one.
When my life and my work are one i live my life to the fullest.
The word 'opus' (Latin) means 'work'. It is also a musical composition or set of compositions.
We all are the artists of our lives. Everything we do with mindfulness ( i mean- paying attention to what we do and being present in what we do) becomes an art.
"Art expresses man" ,said Shinichi Suzuki. When we are fully present in our 'work', we express who we ARE and it becomes an art.
So next time you ask me: "what do you do for living?" i will tell you what i live for doing.