Posted by: DCox | July 9, 2009


ConversationWow, it’s been quite a while since I last posted. I’m going to quickly get a new line of thought started tonight about conversations.

The current understanding of work-life balance is too simplistic. People find it hard to balance work with family, family with self, because it might not be a question of balance. Some other dynamic is in play, something to do with a very human attempt at happiness that does not quantify different parts of life and then set them against one another. We are collectively exhausted because of our inability to hold competing parts of ourselves together in a more integrated way. These hidden human dynamics of integration are more of a conversation (emphasis is mine), more of a synthesis and more of an almost religious and sometimes almost delirious quest for meaning than a simple attempt at daily ease and contentment. — from The Three Marriages: Reimagining Work, Self and Relationship by David Whyte

I’m intrigued by this idea of conversation and the voice we each own. I know I’m exhausted and need to look at the roots of that.


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