November 22, 2018 Susumu Araki

Great Work Can Emerge From Our Joy and Our Surrender

When we think of work it often calls up feelings of effort and stress.

We have been programmed to think that work must be hard.

It must be difficult.

There is no joy in it.

Yet, our best work comes when we bring joy to it.

Our best work happens when we are inspired and motivated.

Our effort seems effortless when we are completely engaged by it.

Creating deep work does not have to be painful.

It does not have to be scary.

It does not have to be taxing on our body or soul.

Yet it does take courage to go deep.

It does take effort to create value.

It does take vulnerability to be truthful and honest with ourselves and others.

When we open our hearts to what is in front of us, magic can happen.

When we allow life to guide us, we can find amazing experiences.

When we surrender to the moment, we can achieve greatness.

If we can leave our assumptions behind.

If we can be innocent and playful.

If we can show up and be present.

Our work and our life does not have to be hard to be worthy of remembering.

We can create beauty and art with a smile.

~ Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant