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What's life about?


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

I find my job confronting and difficult. I am a closet workaholic and spend too much time at work. Many times, I see the ugly side of life and part of my job is attempting to help people choose a different path.

I hover between knowing I can make a difference and being angry at my own sacrifices to do this. The struggle within and the reduction of ego is an ongoing and exhausting process.

I stumbled on this idea when I was in the midst of my seemingly never-ending bouts of depression. The stripping bare of the reasons for your actions helps you to recognise the important stuff.

The accumulation of wealth means nothing, the manipulation or hold on others is worthless, your standing in the community is fleeting and hollow...

So what is life all about?

I don't know. What I do know is that the giving of yourself selflessly results in calmness and authenticity. There will always be times when you stumble because there are many lessons to learn.

Lessons for forgiveness, for reflectiveness, for gratitude. And looking after yourself.

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OUTWITHABANG 6/16/2013 10:24AM

    I've actually just applied for and received a new job because I started to recognize that my job was just - unhealthy. I, too, was a workaholic. My work!self was all kinds of awesome, but my personal!self suffered for it.

The first step is definitely recognizing the issue!!

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COMPUCATHY 6/3/2013 7:04AM

    Your job sounds really hard. I've been on both sides of the fence...the workoholic side and the 40-hr-per-week side. I found the workoholic side left me too drained and used up. I'm now on the 40-hr side but in a job that is more draining than my previous position. I really guard myself to stay in the 40-hrs and use the other time for me...to regroup, to recharge, to spend time with family, and to work on myself. For me, life is all about setting goals and meeting them. That's what makes me happy...both personally and professionally. Hope you have a great week! Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon emoticon

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WORKNPROGRESS49 5/22/2013 5:06PM

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LIVINGFREE19 5/22/2013 4:35PM

    Love it!

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WENDYJM4 5/22/2013 8:12AM

    well said

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QUOOTIE 5/21/2013 7:03PM

    Well put! Very well put!

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ONUTHIN125 5/21/2013 5:19PM

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