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Chapter One:  The Open Mind

D. The Work, Labor, and the Job

Sustenance requires some kind of labor,
and the question becomes, "Will you work
or will you get a job?"  A quandary then.

A job perpetuates the vision of another,
and to fulfill it you must labor
at a price of always making less than you create.
The inevitable cost of a job takes its toll
and life spent squandered in the service of a boss
will not create a sense of having lived.

We must do our work, the work of the heart,
and if our work and our job match up,
then it can have our hearts, and our labor
will not take away our sense of inner peace.

In all things, labor not for some outer goal
but rather in intrinsic excellence, to perform
a labor of the heart and mind combined,
a needed function which strikes
into your very nature, the sap and substance
of the dire need you have to live.

A single life counts but 30,000 days.
Of those 1/3 are counted sleeping and eating.
1/3 will spend themselves in needed chores.
The balance of a life, a quarter of a million hours,
will slip by like water down a mountain,
and so that fall must seem spectacular!

10,000 days of waking worlds and all of these
will fall into the past and crash a wave upon a beach.

Let every shoreline that you meet so speak your name
as friends that greet in lifetimes parted
knowing well the heart that knows no end.

If you will work then, in whatever you do,
it will become a testimony
to the love you were born into.

Never forsake the face that yours awoke,
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