Thursday, August 18, 2011
Today it begins
August is traditionally a sparse work month since many of my clients vamoose the District. This year, it's working for me. Having a light schedule means I can move more smoothly into the as yet unshaped routine of working at the chateau. Today I have just one client. I'm ok with that. I'll dip my toe into the feng shui of working here, probably that's just enough for the first day. That said I am so looking forward to a more fully fleshed out schedule (pardon the pun). I hate worrying about money!
And, too, it's not good for me to have too much time on my hands. We humans are working animals. Those of us who do not work are never as happy as those of us who do. Yes, work is about making a living, but it's also about living fully, it's about self-worth and satisfaction, earning the right to live on this beautiful planet. That said, people who work too much are as unhappy as those who sit around all the time. Balance is everything.
Everyone who knows anything about me understands I prefer satisfaction to happiness. Happiness is a fly-by sensation, a quick fluttering that never lasts very long. Happiness is something I chase after - forever, it seems - though I never quite catch up to it. It's a wild goose chase, pursuing happiness. Ask Thomas Jefferson if you doubt that this is true.
Satisfaction is a beautiful, cohesive sense of well being centered deep in the belly. It develops internally in response to work well done. I'm feeling satisfied today as I gaze at the new blog - it's just what I wanted it to be - or the configuration of the chateau (shifted drastically to make room for the massage studio).
A steady flow of clients in and out of the chateau will bring more satisfaction. I am counting the days till Labor Day. Everyone comes back to town after that, and everyone will need a massage. I am so looking forward to the end of this summer! Oh yeah!