Body, mind and soul

Live to work, or work to live?

I classify my life and career in “ages”, just like in human history in which we have some common scenarios in each age: I see some facts, mindset and behaviours that marked me in specific phases of my career.

As an example, my “middle age” career time was in the early 2000’s, and it was like the dark age of humanity, lots of work, and taxes to pay, low in money and some terror from my colleague who used to fill me with fear. Looks like the human middle age, right? hehe

When I was in this career “middle age”, I remember to share to my life Guru: my Opa (grandfather) all my dissatisfaction and worries, and he came to me with this question: Are you living to work, or are you working to live ?

Guru that is a guru don’t need to speak much right? Just this phrase made me realize that the way I was handling my life was not the way I wanted really to live. And it took to make positive changes afterwards… I needed this push and light, and insights fro my life were appearing on the next days.

So, sharing this light for you too… Are you living to work, or are you working to live ?

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