When we were kids, we hid from chores, we hid from friends during a game of hide-and-seek, and on occasion ( if we’d really stepped out of line), we hid from our parents.
It wasn’t until we became adults that we learned to hide from ourselves.
People hide for different reasons, but we all do it…
and our work can be the perfect hiding place.
The trouble is, we are rarely called out.
Being busy is admired… even revered…
It’s easy to wear our busyness like a badge of honor instead of seeing it as a telltale sign that we are hiding.
Maybe we are hiding from something, or someone or maybe we are hiding from ourselves.
We all need balance between the intensity and demands of work and the intensity and demands of life. It’s the space in between that we crave. That space that grounds us in who we are and what makes us special. That space between that enables us to discover what ignites our spirit and what drags us down.
If you don’t have it, you need to build it in.
Come out, come out wherever you are…