It’s a holiday today, Labor Day, and I spent most of the day working. We have a project that is due over the next few days; it is 8 PM and I am still on the computer finishing up notes.
When I spoke to my friend about it he said “I know. We are both working on Labor Day, but it is not really work, it is fun.” And he is right!
In a previous blog I talked about the Indigos being system busters, and I often feel working a 9-5 job does not really work for the Indigos. Also, work that feels like work instead of our passion doesn’t work either. Indigos rather create their own work hours, and they need to find a job that is in alignment with who they are and what they love doing. Being “squished” into a structure that limits their expression of who they are just does not work.
I don’t think I ever had a 9-5 job. I did have jobs though that felt like work, where I felt out of alignment, where I did not enjoy being there, and I usually never lasted long in these jobs. In the past, our group consciousness has “trained” us to look for jobs that are either safe, jobs where people can achieve success climbing up the corporate ladder or jobs that pay a lot of money. But orienting ourselves by what looks good on the exterior instead of what feels good on the interior is not satisfying for the long run, and I believe it is the root cause of the competition consciousness of our society.
I believe that each one of us has a special gift, a special calling. I believe that each one of us has the ability to create their “work” life in a way that feels satisfying on the inside, where we have fun, where we enjoy what we are doing. Each one of us has a special place in the world, and once people start taking that special place, they can stop competing and instead start working together, because there is no competition and only cooperation in that place.
What is your calling? What makes you happy? Are there any changes, any actions steps you can take today to find that calling?
As Steve Jobs said: “I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.”