calming the mind: go within to find your passion
Why aren't we being encouraged to find out what we truly love to do early on in life?
Why aren´t parents, guardians, schoolteachers and society in general encouraging us to go inside and listen to our inner thoughts and feelings?
Instead we are being told to secure our lives. Choose "a safe" education so you can make a living. The most common recipe for this "security" is to go to school, get an education which will lead to a secure job. And off we go to the rat race.
Do you love your work? Most people don´t. Research shows the the majority of people around the world are noe engaged in their work. There´s no passion. They might like or think their work is OK, but OK or liking something is not burning desire. It´s not passion.
The worlds leading survey company, Gallup, has been tracking employee engagement since 2000.
Worldwide, only 13% of employees working for an organization are engaged.
Gallup says the world has an employee engagement crisis, with serious and potentially lasting repercussions for the global economy.
No wonder - people are not coming from passion - from their hearts. They´re not listening to the inner voice. They haven´t been taught how to do it.
Instead they´re letting the intellect and the ego rule the path their on - the rat race path.
We shouldn´t go to work to earn money. We should go because we love it.
Unfortunately, most people don´t love their work. They do it for the money - to pay off the mortgages, to pay the bills, to support their families.
It´s understandable because most people were not told to follow their passion. No encouragement to listen to their intuition and their dreams.
If you asked people if they really would like to do something else than what they´re currently doing what would be their answer? If answering truthfully most would say yes.
Just ask colleagues where you work.
If they won 10 millions dollars in the lottery would they still be working at the same place having the same job and doing the same work? Setting the alarm clock for an early rise to go to work? To go to a job they really don´t have to go to anymore?
I do belive we all come here to create from our heart - to live out our uniqueness - our purpose in life. Some people find their passion early on. They just feel deep inside that they must follow what they truly love doing no matter what. It´s the right thing to do as Steve Jobs found out.