Continuous Experience

  • Work is continuous. As soon as people stop doing, they lose their flow.
  • Work is habit. People work on vacation just so they can keep up.
  • Work is place. People spend more time at the office than they do at home.

Work is also blind. Like love, it can obfuscate emotion. People get so deep in the trenches of doing that they forget why they started working in the first place. Steven Pressfield would call quitting the resistance. However, taking a break from work reprograms your thinking.

A teacher takes sabbatical not to stop working but to do something else like research or writing a book. The door to new ideas and fresh thinking opens with a good break. Like a lotus flower, one can open up every once in a while to gain fresh perspective. Change is the rhythm of life.

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of and four books.