Labor Day is quickly approaching. Most of us are looking forward to the time off and perhaps some down time with family and friends. I always thought it funny that it is labor day but we take off work. Sounds like a mom warning her family,”ok, everybody this Saturday is labor day we are going to clean the garage!” I think in Europe it is probably ‘labor week’, they know how to take time off!
Western culture focuses so much on pragmatism, work =a good life. We fall into what is called the Sacred and Secular split dividing the spiritual from the physical. For many at the end of a work day breeds feelings of emptiness and discontent. One’s life becomes myopic and usually focused on pleasing others.
What does it look like to tend our soul and spiritual conversations that transcend our work, family, and leisure? How does one refocus and create a healthy life where work is re-framed in proper perspective?