Image shot by Margaret Bourke-White in 1946

To conclude this series on creativity and spaciousness, I will leave you with this image of Mahatma Gandhi. During his imprisonment by the British in the early 1920s, he would spend part of his day spinning yarn on a wheel similar to the one in the photograph.

Just imagine the weight Mahatma Gandhi carried on his shoulders: that of leading India’s fight for freedom against colonial rule. But with his hands tied, he chose to channel his creative energy into a simple task that allowed him to preserve his spirit (and that of his people) through those most challenging of times.

Learning how to manage your energy is the very essence of work-life balance. But it’s totally worthwhile – even if it’s the hardest thing to do when you’re in a kitchen.

Respecting creative energy

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