Finding something you love to do..

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” – Steve Jobs
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With rock balance, i have found something I absolutely love to do.  I’m not sure if very many people find something they love to do so much. Perhaps it can be attributed to the busy-bee nature of our modern culture.  Even while working a full time warehouse job, I cannot resist fighting the daily fatigue and making a visit to the creek or somewhere else to balance.  It rejuvenates my spirit so easily after having been drained all day in such a monotonous environment.  There is nothing i would trade for the balance experience i’ve acquired over the years.  When people ask me what I do, I previously would have said “I work in a warehouse.”  Now the warehouse title is relatively meaningless in my life.  The practice and response to my balance art is what really matters to me now. Having so many people interested in what I love to do as a personal practice is extremely rewarding, not to mention the inspirational nature and potential of the art form in general.  It seems Positivity often follows the balance, and sometimes blesses me with inclusion in the flow.  There is a tension when attaching any kind of economic reward to this art as is is extremely sacred on such a personal level. Though, through talking to many people about the topic of “making a living” doing this, just as in balancing, I know the possibility exists.  It can most likely be done carefully or foolishly, but it is possible.  Either way, I love doing this so much that even if didn’t get paid to perform balance for other people, I would still balance in my free time for personal enrichment.

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