The harmony of work and rest

I just watched one of Rick Beato’s videos on what makes songs great, and he talked about one of his guests mentioning the importance of surprises and dynamics. Indeed, beautiful music is about the tasteful exchange between sound and rest.

If we are to use songs as metaphors for our lives, how noisy would it be for a song to be pure sound? How boring would life be if it is always silent and full of rests? How stale would our journey be without building up pre-choruses and bridges towards emotional drops and anthems?

How lonely would it feel if we don’t have musical partners to groove with? How incomplete would it feel to always be a solo act?

Just as the condition of music is about tension and release, life is about work-life harmony. There is meaning to be created both in vocation and in rest.


Matthew 11:28-30. Come to me all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.

[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 195: JULY 14, 2022]

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