And what is it to work with love?
Work is love made visible.
And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy.
– Kahlil Gibran in The Profet
7 thoughts on “Quote: Work is love made visible”
Though I totally agree, I don’t think that he means that you should only do what you love – but to work with love at anything.
This is one of my all-time favourite quotes, and, in precisely the spirit that Hayden proffers, something that I always endeavour to live up to – unfortunately not always successfully – in everything I do! It was, coincidentally the motive which underpinned the whole rationale behind my business proposition and indirectly gave rise to the name of my business – Zealise.
Hi Alex! Thanks for dropping by. Its a wonderful surprise to have you post a comment on my blog as I did not expect anyone else to be reading it apart from a few friends. I will gather my thoughts once I’ve re-read your book and drop you an e-mail. Thanks again!
Hayden is right, which is why we wrote our Happy Work-cycle Model: http://www.the-happy-manager.com/goal-setting-tip.html . One of the stages is to learn to love what you have to do, if you can’t do what you’d love to do. We’re just in the process of writing the rest of that series, elaborating on each individual stage. There! We’ve said it so now we’ve got to get on with it!!! Alexander very kindly posted that article in his favourites last year. Thanks for that Alex, and for adding us to your links. Very much appreciated.
I love the quote!
we’re going to act that quote as tableau presentation. I find it hard. how can our group do it? any answers? Asap.