Begin within if you are wanting to change careers, get a better sense of your purpose or next steps. Confusion and uncertainty commonly accompany people through the process of career change.
Often, adding to one's confusion is the vast array of employment services on the net and in most cities all touting “The Way.” Too easily, one can feel lost within the bewildering menu of career, job search and dream job offers.
Take care to note how you feel when visiting sites. Do you feel more assured, hopeful and confident? Or do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed, further confused and inadequate by the overload? Begin within, listen to your heart, to know if the information you are receiving is “The Way” for you.
The irony is that no other person, self assessment tool or program can give you,or me, the answers we seek. At times external guidance can benefit us however, finding what truly interests and inspires us must ultimately come from within us –and from walking the winding path.
Striving hard to make things happen, too often, pulls us away from ourselves. "Maybe this book, Internet site, career test, coach, program etc. can give me the answer." If we pause, we might hear our small, still voice within whispering ideas that are close to our hearts. Next, we may hear the harsh voice of lifelong conditioning squashing our budding idea with “Fifty Reasons Why We Cannot Do That.”
Begin within. Step back a moment and observe the stream of thoughts flooding our minds. If we do this often enough we can get the knack of letting go of the thoughts that don’t serve us. Slowly, we can begin to hear and trust our inner authority rather than thinking someone or something outside of ourselves has the answer. Through just stopping for a moment and observing ourselves, we can return home to ourselves in any moment.
Let us return now. Take a deep breath in, feel your belly expanding...and relaxing... now let a deep sighing breath out. Again, take a deep belly breath in and relaxing let a deep sighing breath out. Now, do it once more, letting go of all body tension. Notice the difference in your body and in your being.
Our most important lifework begins in this moment as we return to our bodies, our being and our God within. It is here we gradually learn to be O.K. with whom we are and where we are, right now. (Yes, this includes acceptance of the full catastrophe!)
No, we cannot wait until we know our life purpose, have the ideal job, (relationship, bank account, house, car, holiday...) to be happy or at peace. It's likely; we wouldn't be content then either. Often, a change in careers and/or an increase in our finances only abates the restless discontent for a short time. As the adage goes, "Wherever you go, there you are."
Regardless of whether we want more from our work, are unemployed, or are living our dreams we need to be O.K. with our lives in this moment. We need to begin within. By learning to sit and breathe and be with ourselves, despite the thoughts or fears that may surface, we come to know ourselves. We plant the seeds of acceptance and letting go; of being kind to ourselves and of trusting our God within.
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