Joy in the Workplace
Endeavor to work joyfully
The long and arduous task was assigned to them ...
The mountainous volumes of research, the hours of meetings, the agony, the seemingly unanswered cries for help, the tears, all leading to Wisdom and enlightenment through JOY.
Lets start at the beginning: Leslie and Lorin found themselves in a seemingly hopeless situation. The talents they shared with their friends, family and especially their coworkers (we do give to those coworkers, dont we?) were being exhausted. Seemingly, the more Leslie and Lorin gave, the more people expected.
Each new challenge added to the load they were carrying. Each new request seemed impossible to fulfill. Weeks went by ...
At the end of a seemingly terrible day, they both looked at each other and realized that all their hard work, the long hours, the endless pulling on their resources had caused a wonderful expression of their creative talents to be squelched.
When did the fun stop? When did it cease to be enjoyable? What caused the turn in their attitude?
They werent really overcoming any more obstacles than they had in the past. What changed? They did! After a long discussion one day with a lot of tears and emotional sharing they realized: They didnt laugh anymore, they needed to laugh again. They didnt like their jobs, they certainly used to. Something had to change: them! Suddenly the past two months came into perspective. What used to be fun, wasnt. Since the tasks didn't change, Leslie and Lorin realized that they had. They were not working in present time, because they were working on being creative. They were working on being spiritual. They were working on relationships with others, instead of just "being" creative. More importantly, they were working their way away from the reason they took the job and all its responsibilities anyway ... they used to love it!
Leslie and Lorin could be any of us. There are several principles that we must all keep in mind in any task we are undertaking. We trust that the following will assist you in finding Joy in the Workplace! Endeavor to serve joyfully. If we do not have Joy in each task the process will be directly affected by our feelings towards it. If a doctor walks into an operating room feeling or thinking negatively towards the surgery or any situation, these feelings could affect the outcome of the patients health. It clearly would assist all workers if they would take a moment to cleanse the state of their minds and emotions as thoroughly as doctors scrub and cover their physical bodies. We are all performing operations (of a sort) in all our daily tasks. What we do will heal, hinder or hurt t he project, the task, or the people around us, depending on our state of mind.
If your workplace has become like Leslie's and Lorins, let us suggest that you consult the voice from the silent place inside for the direction in finding a way towards JOY!
If you dread the service you're about to perform:
Give it all up to a higher power and allow the creative energies to flow. Remember ...
The energies and thoughts you put into each and every moment of the task will be there forever.
Endeavor to serve joyfully.
Offer your very highest and watch the magic! Transform your workspace into a sacred space, where Right Human Relations exist in present time.
to all workers who are
- A Joyful Worker
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