Here's a link to an interesting article that questions the whole notion of loving what you do and doing what you love.
It raises some ideas that I hadn't really thought about in terms of creating a life. It is really saying that the whole idea of loving what you do and only doing what you love is devaluing 'real work' and therefore 'real workers' - meaning people who have jobs that we all rely on, but are by definition unloveable, like carers or cleaners - all service jobs infact.
So this has really got me thinking. We all understand the reality of this life, and the fact that to keep food on the table and a roof over our heads, we need to earn money. Some people earn more money than other people. Some people just have money and don't need to earn a cent throughout their lives. Some people choose not to want to have money and strive to live off the grid. Some of us are driven to help, some are drive to earn, some are just driven.
So is it the right question to ask whether we need to love what we do? Or is it better to ask: does what we do giving us meaning? If the answer to that is 'yes' then wouldn't we automatically feel good about ourselves? Then we can work towards loving who we are being; andbeing someone we love! I trust and hope that people who are called to serve are finding love and meaning through the work they are doing and the people they are being.
- Merryn ♥