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Recognizing ‘Robligation’

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rob·li·ga·tion /rˌäbləˈɡāSH(ə)n/ noun (invented) the heavy, suffocating experience of agreeing to a project or assignment only to realize that it hangs over your head, robbing you of the experience of joy until it’s completed It’s something I’ve experienced since high school; and I thought was my own unique brand of neurosis. I would take on a significant responsibility, assignment or task. I might have been excited about and even honored by it… until it became mine. Then, this potentially joyful and interesting opportunity would immediately transform into something very different—an obligation or duty I was somehow bound to until completion. …

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Auditing Antidotes: 10 Ideas for Reconnecting, Revitalizing, and Recommitting

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Last week, I shared with you how a yoga instructor’s admonition “don’t just audit your practice” prompted me to consider how the act of auditing happens in all dimensions of life… including work. But let’s be honest. Life and energy are in constant flux and flow. It’s only natural that some days we feel more engaged, passionate, and plugged in than others. The problem creeps in when we experience a sustained period of distancing ourselves from work, insulating ourselves from a sense of responsibility and accountability for what happens, and missing a visceral connection to the good, bad, or ugly …

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