“Retire when the work is done; this is the way of heaven.”
(From A New Way of Thinking, A New Way of Being Experiencing the Tao Te Ching)
When the work is done… following the example of nature, a flower’s work is done when it gives way to the fruit; fruit’s work is done when it produces a seed; a caterpillar’s work is done when it enters the cocoon; a butterfly’s work is done when it falls to the earth for the final time.
If the purpose of my life is to love God and others, my work on this planet is only done when my soul returns from whence it came and not a moment sooner.
I’m glad we cleared that up. Carry on then. What are you looking at? Get back to work!