"Make it your job to find a job you will enjoy"
Employment is defined here as the process of finding a job.
For most of us, there will be a time when we will inevitably need to search for a job. So it's not something that we can really avoid in life.
This article will look at the suffering states of mind experienced when looking for a job and the ways we can use such experiences to transform the mind.
Employment In Depth
Finding a job can be very difficult especially when you are confused as to what you really want. To make it worse, you may even have fears of applying for the job you want.
In fact, fears and confusion will always come hand in hand because fears of how people would judge us can hold us back from going forward towards our desires and this can make us confused as to what we really want.
But as one clears the fears, all will be clear.
Importance Of Addressing Issues To Do With Employment
It is important to address the fears and confusions we have in relation to finding a job because our fears will not only prevent us from applying for jobs that we want, but it can also stop us from applying for jobs that are “better” for us. When we turn away from pursuing a job of our dreams just because of our fears of not being able to get it we are in fact turning down the opportunity to live a more fulfilling and happier life.
Do you often hold yourself back from applying for a job because you feel that you do are not worthy of it?
The fear and confusion faced when finding a job is in fact a reflection of the deeper issues we have inside that is waiting to be addressed. For instance, our fears of interviews, of asking for higher-pay, of promoting ourselves - these are reflections of the way we see and value ourselves. Here it may be issues about confidence, or the belief that we do not deserve greater happiness and so forth that is really creating the fears and confusion.
Without addressing these inner issues then we will always see ourselves in low-light and this will affect our life not only in moments relating to employment but also in every moment – in our relationships, in our creativity, in our goals etc.
Path Of Creator
Employment In Relation To The Path Of Creator
We can use Employment as a catalyst to transform the quality of our life of not only in the Outer World but also in the Inner World.
As discussed previously, any issues relating to employment can always be traced back to some sort of fears.
And as the Seed Cause to all forms of Sufferings can always be traced back to Negative Ideas, let us look at issues concerning Employment at the level of Negative Ideas.
At the Idea Level
One of the Main Negative Ideas that we will find is
"It is not ok to be rejected"
And this Negative Idea can branch into different Negative Ideas.
“It is not ok to be arrogant”
“It is not ok to deserve better”
“It is not ok to be happy”
“It is not ok to fail”
“It is not ok to do the wrong thing”
And so forth
"It is not ok to be rejected"
To release our attachment from the Negative Idea will require us to accumulate the wisdom that it is ok to be rejected.
If you have a lot of fears of rejection then you will fear applying for a job, especially if it's one that you really like. This fear can create confusion and make you believe that maybe this job is not the right job for you. The fears can make you question many things i.e. "Is this the right job for me? What if I don't like it? Will I get laughed at by others for applying forit? Will I get rejected? Will I succeed in getting the job? What if I fail? Etc.."
What's worse, the more you hold yourself back from applying for jobs, the more you will miss out on opportunities to get job-interview experiences which is really important.
The Catalyst to transform the fear of applying for jobs is to simply tell yourself that you are doing it for the experience of accumulating Interview Skills. The advice here is to simply apply for all types of jobs, even those jobs that you don't want simply with the goal of improving your interview skills. This will make the whole experience feel less personal. This will help you greatly because then when you attend an interview for a job you really want, you will be prepared and have the skills to pass the interview.
It can be hard when you have too much fear concerning finding a job because it can make you feel that the whole world is watching your interview and waiting to witness your failure. Simply realize that there will always be hundreds of people who are going for the same jobs as you, and out of those hundreds only a few will make it through. Thus you are not the only one.
Thus there is no need to take the experience too personally when you fail. It is only when you have the experience of being rejected that you can realize that it is actually not so bad.
So you can use employment as a catalyst to transform your fears of being rejected.
Develop Experienced Knowledge
You can apply for jobs that you don’t want and apply for jobs that you want as catalyst to bring out Inner Fears
The Creator's Meditation / VipassanaLink here
Every time we apply for a job or when we are in the thought of applying for a job it can bring out great states of fear and confusion to the Mind or other kinds of stimulation.
When we allow our Mind to wander off like this it can create difficulties to sleep at night and also make us lack focus in our tasks.
Thus in these moments simply meditate and observe the body journey without giving any stimulus to the thoughts. This way the Mind will gradually calm and all will become clear.
Know and Transform The Self!
There are many free courses that you can try on the Courses page for you to develop greater self-confidence. To feel appreciated will always begin with learning how to appreciate yourself.
For example, the Self Blessings Meditation will guide you to learn how to develop Self-Acceptance by practising a 5 minute Self-Acceptance technique every night. Realize that confidence can help you to get far in life!