Audio: Phase 2 — Journeywork | Age 25 to 45

The Building Phase of Life-as-a-Craft

Charles Collins
Nov 24, 2020 · 2 min read

“Sometimes it takes years, . . . before I decide what to do with a plank of wood.

There is a tremendous yearning inside the wood to fulfill itself . . .” — George Nakashima, Master Woodworker

Life-as-a-Craft: Phase 2 — Journeywork

It is the time when a craftsperson distinguishes him or herself by earning their way in life by their craftwork. having learned to “stand on their own two feet.” It is a time lasting approximately twenty to twenty-five years.

It is the time of endurance and learning to pace oneself to avoid the modern effects of ‘burnout’ caused by wasting one’s energy in a race to nowhere.

In this episode, we talk about:

  • Journeywork Traditions
  • The Five Elements of Life-as-a-Craft
  • Physical and Emotional Endurance Training
  • The Craftsman’s Secret of Journeywork

Read the companion article.

Life Masterpiece Journal

The how-to guide for crafting a masterpiece of your life.

Charles Collins

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Creator, Life Masterpiece Journal

Life Masterpiece Journal

Structured and practical, Life Masterpiece Journal is your how-to guide for crafting a masterpiece of your life. | Write for us: Publisher@MyLifeMasterpiece.com | Follow our publication.

Charles Collins

Written by

Creator, Life Masterpiece Journal

Life Masterpiece Journal

Structured and practical, Life Masterpiece Journal is your how-to guide for crafting a masterpiece of your life. | Write for us: Publisher@MyLifeMasterpiece.com | Follow our publication.

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