Legacy seems like such a heavy concept. And yet, it could be one of the keys to truly working with joy:
Here’s how you can apply this as a way of aligning your work, time and energy with your dharma. And then feel the joy of it!
Contemplate your legacy
This first part is a contemplation. Even if it took just a moment for me, it might take much longer for you, because you’re in a different process or have different needs and ways. So, take whatever time it you need and
Acknowledge that you matter. Acknowledge that your gifts to the world matter. Acknowledge that you don’t have forever to give them. And then ask yourself:
What is my legacy? What am I to leave behind when my work is done?
Align your priorities around your legacy work
Even if you have several projects, in the light of legacy most if not all of them may connect to it. Create your priorities around it, giving most time, focus and energy to your legacy project and aligning and prioritizing other projects/activities around it.
Do your work with joy!
It will probably come naturally, but still: remember that the key to joyful work is in being fully present in the moment. It is about being while doing.
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