THE "NUMBERED TICKET"
Anita Sharpe on Passionate Work
As we explore new ways of working with more passion and purpose, I offer up a thought for the day:
Every action taken, from the moment we switch off the alarm clock in the morning to the way we write a line of poetry or design a product, has the potential to change the world, leave it cold with indifference, or perhaps more commonly, nudge it infinitesimally in the direction of good and evil.
But we as individual toilers in the companies for which we work tend to see our life in less dramatic terms. Checking through security, we leave the universal laws of pattern, form and complexity at the door with a numbered ticket. Any company wishing to survive and prosper should be worried about this empty-handed appearance at work. Any individual entering without them should ask themselves why they think the situtation demands such a sacrifice.
-- David Whyte, from The Heart Aroused