How could there be an “enough point” with meaningful work? Isn’t that what we all want – especially if it lifts your income as well as your spirits? Yet many activists for worthy causes burn out. We work too many hours, often in front of computer screens absorbing the indignities and outrages of our times. The pace of the problems is quickening, so the pace of our response is quickening. You could say that “A working stiff can work from sun to sun but an activist’s work is never done.” Here’s a storyabout someone who got into this overdrive in her work for change. That would be me. If you’ve read my essay Liberating Limits you’ already know what happened. I was doing too much – loving all of it but riding it like a 10-year bucking bronco – when I was diagnosed with cancer and had to slow down to the speed of healing.
I just got an email from a friend who is one of the most responsible and steadfast teachers of peaceful communication I know. She’s asking herself the question “How do I know when my work is done?”
So the questions I’m addressing in the first tele-class, Discover Your Enough Point, reverberate way beyond money and stuff. “How much is enough – of anything? How do you know? And what happens after you recognize that you have enough?” applies even to pleasures, even to purpose, even to noble work. I hope you’ll join me for one of these classes.