Thursday, 19 February 2015

Life purpose - what's it all about?

Trying to work out what your life purpose is can seem like looking for a needle in a haystack at times. The reason for this is that we use our minds to try and work out what we want, whereas in reality the mind will never have the answers. When we cannot find an answer, when things are still uncertain - the mind can then frantically try and search for an answer. I myself have been round in circles at times, trying to work out where my life is going.

What I've come to believe is that possibly the most important thing to make life work for you is to remove the blocks that are preventing you from succeeding - these blocks are beliefs that you have picked up, and also resistance to certain things being as they are. So for example, you may want to change career. You may also have deep down beliefs that you'll never be able to make the change - that you're too lazy, won't be able to make money doing what you love, and so on.

Feel free to disagree, but I think that trying to move forward without addressing your internal blocks to success is a potential recipe for disaster. Your state of being/consciousness is very important. I am truly starting to believe that once you stop resisting life as it is, that life will bring you more and more opportunities. It doesn't mean that things will magically fall into your lap, but once you allow life energy to flow through you, your purpose in life will become clearer .. one step at a time.

Life rarely allows us to see the long term picture - and to be honest it's probably good that we don't know what's going to happen a few months, a few years down the line.



OUR BELIEFS ABOUT WORK

The majority of people blindly accept the system, even though, deep down, they know it is wrong. But the patterns of security and having enough money to pay the bills are so entrenched that most people do not get out of their mundane jobs. So called 'scroungers' are villified by people who see themselves as virtuous by working hard because they 'have to', but do not have enough determination to follow their dreams. No-one who is truly happy in their work would do this.

Let's make no bones about it: our government is corrupt. David Cameron, Iain Duncan Smith, George Osborne and the like could easily be classed as criminals. I seriously doubt that they work as hard as they preach how others should work. The banks and corporations don't give a shit about the environment or about people - profits before people is, sadly, the unwritten value in many companies, even though their mission statements might say how they put customers and employees first. Many employers, if my experience is anything to go by, are squeezing every last drop of blood out of their employees, treating them as machines, for scant monetary reward.

There's no way this can go on. I hate to think how big a problem workplace stress is now. It took two years of constant overwork and having my brain fried, interspersed with a few months of unemployment, and a tragic event in my life, to finally realise that I had to put myself first. I don't necessarily believe that we 'attract' stressful jobs - but our experiences and our focus can mean that we end up in jobs we don't like. I was definitely concentrating on what I didn't want, and fighting against things as they were.

So, what I'm contemplating right now is my beliefs about work - there are a lot of negative beliefs I've had about myself - ie. I will only be able to get dead end jobs at the moment, work is hard .. and whilst I do believe that work environments have got more difficult, I still have the choice to focus on what I want, because the universe will mirror that which you focus on.

That's all I have to say at the moment. No doubt things will unravel once I've returned from my holiday in Austria next month.

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