April 7, 2014

Living Is My Work

My office - this is where I like to work most.
"Maybe a person's time would be as well spent raising food as raising money to buy food." 
- Frank A. Clark

I have always thought that I would rather work at providing for myself directly rather than work at a "career" making money so I could pay someone else to help provide for my needs.

I'm not that interested in working for money, or in buying things with that money. Some people may interpret that as lazy or unmotivated, but they would be wrong.

Just because I am not motivated by paid work doesn't mean I don't like work. I enjoy expending effort, vigorously at times, but I want to do so while honouring my priorities and meeting my own needs in a more vital, nourishing manner.

I enjoy hard work while building things, or growing food, or transporting myself around on my bike. Canning food for the winter, baking bread, cleaning my house, or fixing things - these are all work activities that I get excited about.

Living is my work, and I love it.

A day at the "office"? Only if it is my garden.

"Growing your own food is like printing your own money."
 - Ron Finley

6 comments:

  1. Oh yes, as always you remind me of everything I believe in.

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  2. Anonymous4/08/2014

    You make life sound so simple, and maybe life is simple.

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    1. Anon,

      Yes, it can be so if one renounces the majority of modern living.

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  3. Anonymous4/08/2014

    Just the article I needed to read! Crazy how the universe drops hints like that.

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    1. Anon,

      Synchronicity is a wonderful thing that can lead to wonderful places.

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