“And when you work with love you bind yourself to yourself, and to one another, and to God.”
— Kahlil Gibran, “The Prophet”
When I first read Kahlil Gibran’s poem “On Work,” the line that spoke to my heart of hearts was, “Work is love made visible.” Even at this very moment, as I write these words, I find my heart smiling with love, joy and immense gratitude to have been graced with a calling — a purpose in life that I love, and that allows me to serve people by inspiring them to explore and experience their innate potential and their life’s work.
As I reflect upon the five decades of my life, from my earliest childhood memories growing up in Uganda, what I remember the most is my love for the written and spoken word, and my passion for learning — be it through books that I read or sitting at the feet of my beloved grandmother as she read fables in Kutchi, her native language from India, and even from my own imagination as a curious child wandering aimlessly in the wild for hours upon hours.
Source: Find purpose in life’s work to make it greater than an occupation | www.mystatesman.com