"You work that you may keep pace with the
Soul of the Earth.
For to be
idle is to become a stranger unto the seasons,
to step out of life's procession
marching towards the infinite.
When you work the whispering of the
hours turns to music.
Which of you would be silent when all else sings together in unison?
Always you have been told that work is a curse and labor a misfortune.
I say to you that when you work you fulfill a
assigned to you when
that Dream was Born,
In keeping yourself with labor you are in
Truth Loving Life,
to love life through labor is to be intimate the
inmost secrets of life.
Those who see birth as an affliction and
the flesh a curse,
I answer that naught but the sweat
of your brow shall wash that away.
You have been told also
life is darkness,
and in your
weariness you echo what was said by the weary.
I say that life is indeed darkness save when
there is desire to live,
all desire to live is blind save when there is knowledge,
and all knowledge is vain save when
there is work.
All work is empty save when there is
when you work with Compassion you bind yourself to
What is it to work with Compassion?
To weave the
cloth with threads drawn from your heart,
Even as if your Beloved were
to wear that cloth.
It is to build a house with
Even as if your Beloved were to dwell in that house.
It is to sow seeds with
tenderness and reap the Harvest with Joy,
Even as if your Beloved were to eat the fruit.
It is to charge all things you fashion with a breath of your own
And he alone is great who turns the voice of the wind into a
song made sweeter by his own loving.
Labor is compassion made
- Khalil Gibran, The Prophet
checked creative impulse
"People desire objects that are real and
"I do muscular work because of have muscles; and if
I don't use my muscles I shall become a bad tempered sitting-addict. Westerners
are mostly sitting-addicts. From the tycoon to the typist, from the logical
positivist to the positive thinker, Westerners
spend nine tenths of their time on foam rubber. Spongy seats for spongy
bottoms." - Vijaya, from Island byAldous Huxley
economic stability and emotional rewards.
As a craftsman i feel an
urgency to build objects of value and
worth, objects aesthetically pleasing.
As a craftsman i am dedicated to providing the highest quality product
and to take the time to carefully execute each and every process .
Being a craftsman is living a life style that includes care in all
processes undertaken and which rewards the individual with a feeling of
living a meaningful
"More individuals are going back to work with their hands
than ever before. There has been a growing renaissance in the crafts for quite
a few years." - Sam Maloof
It is unfortunate that craftsmanship has been
denigrated by the marketers of slickly packaged manufactured goods.
lifestyle is supported by
our income, instead of our income having to stay up our with our lifestyle. A
one individual business is really a life form." - Ann Reiss
takes pride in work whereas the
laboror is there for his paycheck and may never even
craftsman works on the human scale.
"Moments of elation are
counterbalanced with failures, and these, too, are vivid, taking place right
before your eyes.
With stakes that are often high and immediate, the
manual trades elicit heedful absorption in work.
They are punctuated by
moments of pleasure that take
place against a darker backdrop: a
keen awareness of catastrophe as an always-present possibility.
The core experience is one of
an ethic of paying attention that
develops in the trades through hard experience - an
life comes in a variety of forms" - Matthew B. Crawford
"The breakdown of
social structures occurs when
creative individuals fail to lead through the excercise of creative power." -
"Creativity is a matter of illusion. We take raw
materials (ink, paper, memory, perspective) and fashion something that, no
matter how faithful to our experience, is a contrivance, an invention, an
elaborate shadow play. That's the
miracle - that we can believe
it at all, that these tools, imperfect as they are, can stir us into
trusting something that is, on the most basic level, not actually there." -
David L. Ulin
To sing and play an instrument, to
dance, to draw, to create beautifully crafted hand made objects from the
materials available in the environment, is
as natural a part of being human
as it is to walk, talk, and play.
of these functions began with the advent of the Neolithic division of labor,
and accelerated as the division of labor
intensified with the global industrial revolution, which also forged the means
to replace beautifully crafted hand made
objects with mass-produced substitutes.
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