The Quest to Work Free
I have embarked on a quest to work free. I am not interested in a conceptual ideal of freedom work, but in something more practical. I want to honor that part of myself that is inherently free regardless of its circumstances. My quest is to acknowledge this self and to allow it to be expressed at work.
It has been in the field of work, more than in any other human endeavor, that freedom has been most seriously compromised. Have we not all felt the chains that bind us at work? The chains of “must,” “have to,” “do it or else”—the chains of fear and external pressures. The prevailing definition of work has come to mean something that I’d rather not be doing if I had the choice.