Sunday Assembly, 11th October 2015
All of us face the difficult task of finding a balance between the demands of work and personal life, and some are more successful than others. One of our regular volunteers, Harshad Patel, outlined the different options for achieving an equilibrium, and what we must be prepared to sacrifice. He then asked for a discussion from the floor, and we heard a range of different tales and anecdotes about finding meaning through work.
We followed that with readings on the theme of work. Natalie Pease from SA London treated us to a summary of her own struggles with achieving a satisfactory balance with competing demands.
The songs were “A Hard Days’ Night” by The Beatles, Dolly Parton’s “9 to 5”, and “Over the Rainbow” from The Wizard of Oz. For the final song, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin, we split the audience into whistlers and bass singers, which worked beautifully well.