Thursday, June 26, 2003

The how, the how much, the what, and the who

Well below this paragraph I wrote something on the importance of how things are done, versus how much is done. In our discussion today, Dr. Schmidt said that another way of looking at it from the monastic perspective is the difference between what we do and who we are. Many of us are defined by what we do. The monastic approach is to be who you are, and what you do will flow from that. So the Benedictine way of working is not to separate work from spiritual life, but to let work flow from that.

I think that is probably a better way of defining it than my earlier attempts.

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