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who i am & what i do.

12 Aug 2013

“how can i accept a limited definable self, when i feel, in me, all possibilities?” -anaïs nin

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who i am is not what i do. it is so much deeper than that. it is the space deep within me known as my soul. my spirit. the source. the divine spark.

so, my job does not define me. i am who i am no matter where i go to work. or what i do while i am there. the calling, the purpose of my work (whatever it may be), is to be a manifestation of my soul. my work is a reflection of who i am, but not who i am. my work is my gift back to the world.

here’s a quote from kahlil gibran’s “the prophet”, an amazing little poetic book from an early 20th-century philosopher and artist. perhaps his words on work & self are more clear. they are definitely more beautiful:

“when you work you are a flute through whose heart the whispering of the hours turns to music. which of you would be a reed, dumb and silent, when all else sings together in unison?

…but i say to you that when you work you fulfill a part of the earth’s furthest dream, assigned to you when that dream was born, and in keeping yourself with labour you are in truth loving life, and to love life through labour is to be intimate with life’s inmost secret.

…and when you work with love you bind yourself to yourself, and to one another, and to God”

these are my thoughts, my ponderings, my dreams, and my inspirations for all that i face today.

happy monday, my dear friends & family. peace.

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  • Reply SopranoOut 12 Aug 2013 at 12:06

    Sending you lots of good thoughts for your interview and beyond. <3

    • Reply liz 13 Aug 2013 at 08:54

      thank you! thank you! they are received & felt! but, i have no news as of yet. gotta wait till friday. 🙂

  • Reply Holly 13 Aug 2013 at 05:11

    Any news yet?
    Also… did you realise that photo is almost exact same as the little one on the corner of your blog? It’s like a spot the difference!

  • Reply liz 13 Aug 2013 at 08:56

    no news yet! they told me they would let everyone know on friday. gaaahhh. so, it’s hope & wait & trust until then.
    and, i totally realized that about the pics when i posted this one. i thought it was a little weird, but left it that way anyway. glad you made a game of it! 🙂 xx

  • Reply poetlandia 14 Aug 2013 at 15:40

    Wishing good things for you on Friday!!!

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