Do you know that your “job” as you know it now will probably not exist in the next 20 years?
Do you know that the cooperate world is breaking apart?
Do you know that your boss hates you and will actually take the food out of your kid’s mouths?
Do you know that this is the best time for opportunities in the history of mankind?
All is not dark on planet Earth.
Losers will miss out
When failure seems the most realistic outcome and the survival of our race are under attack the opportunities are rife. Look at history. Opportunities are abundant during times of distress and when our survival is at a cut-throat stage.
Our problem though is that when we are faced with hardships and our lives/happiness is at stake we tend to still go into the flight-fight response. We flight or fight by blaming, ignoring, submitting and not standing up for what we believe in.
I know it is difficult not to blame others. It’s easy to say that you in a crap situation because of your parents, the government, God or history. It is easy because while you blame others you don’t need to take responsibility and actually pull your finger and possibly change your situation. People that blame is losers and losers will miss out on the huge opportunities that this day and age brings us.
Not a looser? Great! How do you take advantage of the situation and grab success
We are really blessed to be living in these times. No other time in history was the same. In our world and on this Earth we have all the resources to make sure we are happy and successful. There are numerous sources of ideas, advice and proof that we can emulate and create unlimited happiness for ourselves.
In almost all the literature that I have read one specific idea or philosophy raise its head.
Body, Mind and Soul
In order for us to be happy we need to look at our Body, Mind and Soul and build strong foundations in each area. We cannot work only in the area of the mind and expect that we will achieve great successes. In order to be truly happy we need to work in each realm.
Our body is the one thing that we can use to help us with our experience as humans. Make sure your body is healthy. Don’t eat junk food. Drink water. Get enough rest. Make sure you stay hygienically clean. Do some exercise. I am not saying spend 3 hours a day at a gym. All I am saying is take the steps instead of the elevator. We all know that when we exercise our stress levels go down and our “happy” hormones increase. Try to breathe deeply.
In this always “on” lives we are living our minds seem to be active with chatter. We have our own set of critics in our minds. Like little people observing you and offering critique based on past experiences and conditioning. Give those little people the day of and have fun listening to the silence. How does one do that? Firstly we need to recognize that these critics have a place and can add value, however that they should be kept at bay. Don’t listen too much to them. Try not to judge them. Just observe and let it go. Hate and resentment can make this difficult so make sure you rid yourself from that as well.
I like to meditate. People sometimes look weirdly at me while I am sitting on the beach meditating. I wonder why people are so judgmental. Whatever! You don’t have to do this though. Just sit back in your chair and breathe deeply. Focus on your breath and observe what the mind is doing. There you go. Now relax.
Here is usually where people start to stress about being spiritual. However we look at it. We are all wired to be spiritual. So how do you balance your soul? One thing that might help is to think of the abundant things you are grateful for. What do you want to say thanks for? How can you be the light in other people’s lives? How can you influence others to be the best they can be?
Yes the times we live in now is one of peril, however the opportunities for us to grow and be happy are widespread.
The choice is ours and we cannot claim ignorance. We are informed. We are aware of our choices.
My hope is that you, dear reader, will find the courage to triumph as a leader and as a human being.
There will be losers; however it is up to the leaders to look forward and to strive for happiness.
This is our time.
This is our nirvana.