“Work/life balance”. What does the phrase mean to you? I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s not a helpful one. It implies that work is not part of life and, as we all know, work is very much a part of our lives. It implies that there is work (over there), and there is life (over here), and that they are at opposite ends of a metaphorical seesaw. Only when the seesaw is perfectly horizontal can we possibly be happy.
What if we there was only life? Our life, which is made up of many parts, one of which is this thing we call work. What if we didn’t need to keep work and life separate but could integrate them into one harmonious whole?
You may wear many hats, but you wear the same head under each of them. You are always you, and everything you do is part of your life, wherever you are and whoever you are with. How would your life be different if you began to perceive everything in it as part of the same thing?