What’s the Purpose of Work?

Offer all thy works to God… Gita

labor day

Yesterday was Labor Day in the United States. What’s the purpose of any or all work? The purpose of anything that we do in life must be to fulfill ourselves deeply, to be genuinely happy and to experience peace. According to the Bhagavad Gita, the purpose of life, and therefore work, is to realize our true identity within this reality. And one express way to achieve that goal is to consecrate all activity, all work, to the Divine.