It’s easy to understand that an object made by hand holds the spirit of the artisan. However, have you considered that everything you do is like breathing a bit of your own spirit out into the world? What a difference that concept has on how I do my work.
A little piece of me
If everything I do is a little piece of me, I want that to be the best piece of me I can give. This is not about perfection, it is about immersing yourself in the activity, the project, the final result and generously pouring yourself into the work.
Your legacy lives on
If what I do today holds a little piece of me, where does it go in the world? This blog post – where does it end up? Who reads it and responds to it? I don’t know and I’ll never know the impact this may have had. That makes it all the more important that I do my best work, that I fill my work with love, that I send it off with my blessing. What a wonderfully conscious way to work!
Send your work out mindfully
I used to put a blessing at the end of the ebooks I wrote. It said something about sending the book out from my heart to your heart. I’m going to start consciously sending my work out into the world. Whatever small blessing or releasing ceremony I create will bring me closure on the work and add a loving energy to my offering.
Receive from others mindfully
Knowing that the work people send out into the world contains a bit of their spirit, how does that change how we receive it? We should certainly honor the energy that it contains whether it resonates with us or not. We should respond from a place of gratitude that the other person chose to share of herself. My heart is so frequently touched by the words and actions of others that my world is much richer for their participation.
Offer your spirit with love
I’m going to begin to look at everything I do and say as containing a breath of my own spirit. I want that breath to be loving and thoughtful and meaningful. I want my words and actions to help other people, to give them deeper insights, to inspire them to believe in their own greatness. I do that, by breathing my own spirit into everything I do.
This is for you, with my love.
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