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"Make it your job to be happy!"


Defining Employment

Life is a wonderful journey where we have the free will to choose our own paths.

But when you think about it, most of us will end up spending the majority of our life working, whether it's for others or ourselves. 

In this day of age, money is essential if one wishes to live in society and buy the things one desires. So, working five days a week until retirement has become the common plan for everyone's life journey. And the more one thinks about this, the grimmer the future can seem as one will realize that one doesn't really have much of a choice but to work, work and work!

But it's not too bad. 

Having a job can actually help one to grow and become a better person! And the journey of finding one's dream job can also be quite enlightening!

In this article, we will talk about the subject of employment as the experience of finding a job that one desires. We will explore the fears and negativities that one can encounter in one's career path and also ways to use these unpleasant experiences as catalysts to transform the mind. 

Employment In Depth

As there is a high chance that we will all spend most of our life in a job, it would be wise then for one to put some serious efforts into figuring out what kind of job one truly wishes to pursue. These contemplations should ideally be done early in life before the time to get a job comes; otherwise, one may end up in a job they don't want!

It's important to take responsibility to figure out what one wants to do; there's no one else will be able to give you the answers. Even the teachers you encounter or the wise words of your parents. The most they could do is to help motivate you to find the answers within. And most of the time, people would simply throw at us their own expectations and definitions of what it means to be happy and successful. 

So, without thinking for ourselves, our life plans can be easily influenced by the ideas from what people are telling us to do and from seeing what others are doing. 

That is why it's important to develop Self-Knowing early on. And the best way to do this is through the practice of meditation. Without meditation, it can be difficult to discover one's deeper desires, especially if one doesn't have a strong passion for anything. 

Practising meditation daily can help one to develop higher sensitivity to one's internal feelings and thoughts. And by learning to still the mind through the practice, one can become more immune to the demands and expectations of outside interference and hear more clearly about what one's heart wants.

The journey of attaining our dream job can indeed be quite difficult. The fears we have within, for instance, the fears of failing, can make us avoid pursuing our dream job and settle for an undesirable one instead. Our financial or family situation can also limit our freedom to choose the jobs we want. Worst of all, the kinds of jobs that we desire may not even exist in this world.

So what's the solution?

The best thing to do in life is to keep on trying and work towards the jobs that we desire. This can mean developing more and more Self-Knowing every day to make our destination clearer. This can also mean to develop the skills that we may lack in attaining our dream job. For instance, if one wishes to be a famous singer but lacks the voice, one can continue to develop that skill so one can be prepared when the opportunity comes.

And until we land our dream job, we can simply find a job with the primary purpose to gain life experiences and transform the mind. Although these may be jobs completely unrelated to the jobs we desire, they can still be enjoyable and enlightening, which we will talk about in a moment. 


Importance Of Addressing Issues To Do With Employment

It is important to address the fears within because they can make the task of knowing what we really want in life difficult. 

It's also important to address the lack of self-love we have within because it can drive one to believe that one is undeserving of their desired job.

Realize that without addressing these internal negativities, the fears and confusion can make one blind to opportunities for a better life when they appear in front of us. 

Do you often hold yourself back from applying for a particular kind of job because you feel that you don't deserve it?

The fear and confusion faced when finding a job are simply a reflection of the deeper issues we have inside—The unresolved Suffering States of mind. For instance, our fears of interviews, fears of asking for a pay rise, of starting our own business, of taking risks of failure—these states simply reflect the way we see and value ourselves, for instance, showing to us issues of Self-Trust, Self-Confidence, Self-Belief, and so forth..

So, without addressing the deeper negativities of the mind, the unresolved issues within will continue to influence not only our career path but also our life in every moment, in our relationships, in our creativity, goals, etc.

Path Of Creator

Employment In Relation To The Path Of Creator

The journey towards greater happiness in life is not about attaining what you want on the outside. It's about being happy on the inside with whatever you have on the outside.

So from a spiritual perspective, your dream job is simply your destination on the surface. Developing greater happiness is the deeper journey.

And to develop greater happiness, one must address the cause of their unhappiness. 

One can use their journey of finding their dream job as a catalyst to transform their suffering states of mind. Because through embarking on a journey of one's desires, one will inevitably meet obstacles along the way. These can be obstacles that exist on the outside, for instance when things don't go as planned; or on the inside, when negativities and fears arise. These obstacles are opportunities for one to learn and grow, only discoverable if one strives towards their desires. 

Let us explore one of the fears that one may encounter on their journey. 

At the Idea Level

As fears are caused by the Negative Ideas we carry within, let us explore a fear through the perspective of Negative Ideas. 

"It is not ok to be rejected"

When one becomes attached to this Negative Idea, one will experience great fears in pursuing their desires. It's one of the more common fears that can mean different things to different minds. 

For example, it may mean—

“It is not ok to be arrogant.” 

“It is not ok to deserve better.” 

“It is not ok to fail.” 

“It is not ok to do the wrong thing.”

And so forth.

The fear of rejection can make one fear applying for a job, and that fear will grow more intense the more one desires the job. 

When the heart desires for something that the mind fears, it will create unhappiness and confusion. The fears can make one question many things, for example:

 "Is this the right job for me?"

"What if I don't like it?"

"Will I get laughed at by others for applying for the job?"

 "Will I get rejected?"

"Will I succeed in getting the job?"

"What if I fail?"

The list of the things that the fears can do to our mind is innumerous, it can even drive one to convince oneself that their desired job is not worth doing. 

Not only will fears make one hesitate in applying for new jobs, but it will also make one miss out on opportunities for interview experiences, which are vital for one to develop the skill to pass it in the future. 

The way to transform the Negative Idea is to shift one's belief patterns so that one can see that "it is ok to fail." In other words, one has to learn to accept the possibility of that happening.

To do so, one will have to accumulate the wisdom that it is ok to be rejected. And to accumulate that wisdom, one has to go against one's fears, i.e. plunging oneself into the possibilities of rejection by taking more chances in life, i.e. applying for more jobs, taking more risks, trying to be more confident and expressive in front of people, and so forth.

To help one ease the fears, one can simply tell oneself that the primary purpose of finding a job is to gain interview experiences, or even, experiences of failing! In redefining one's purpose this way, it will help with the negative states of judgement that can come into play when one fails in getting the jobs they desire. 

So, if one finds a job one desires, one can simply apply for it with the purpose to gain experience. Similarly, if one cannot find a job one desires, one can just apply for jobs to face their fears of failing until they can see the idea of rejection in a more positive light. 

The more one puts oneself through such experiences, the less one will take the experiences of rejection personally, and see that being rejected is simply a common experience.

Realize that you won't be the only one that is applying for jobs. Most of the time, 99% of people will get rejected!

The destination is towards being happy with whatever job one ends up doing. If that ends up to be one that one desires, then it's a bonus!

Know and Transform The Self!

Reading articles helps with understanding, but to transform the mind, one realizes the truth from experience.

For such an enlightening journey, the Self-Transformation Course has everything you will ever need!

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