Don’t Settle!

Four weeks ago, I started a new daytime job, and whilst the people are very nice, and the salary always comes in handy, it’s not the position I applied for or the hours I wanted, yet – I accepted their offer when it was made, and for the moment, I’m remaining in the role, because……

Perhaps, it has something to teach me.

Although, within a week of commencing the position; I tore 3 ligaments in my left foot, an injury which is still hampering my life. This includes; no gym, and as it’s a sit-down role, I’m becoming stir crazy.  Aaaaagghhhh!!

Not, a full 2 weeks later, I contracted a horrendous cold, which I’m still suffering from, and unfortunately, my contracted hours do not allow for much else in my life, and I’ve temporarily given up many things I enjoy.

Not forgetting, the intensive training, which the role requires, ensuring I’m too tired when I get home, to even want; to pick up my laptop…..as you can imagine; my emails are taking on a life of their own.

(It also has, too many rules & regulations to suit me – I feel like I’ve lost my freedom).

As time’s been passing, I’ve come to the conclusion, that; I’m doing what’s expected, or; what’s considered socially acceptable, because it’s the right thing to do. And, in the process; my life is passing me by, whilst; I’m settling for something I don’t want.

Perhaps, this was the lesson, I needed to learn – My life, is exactly that; “My Life” and I shouldn’t; Settle!

So…….I’ve set my inner-self a time limit, and made a vow, and you’re all welcome to hold me to it.

By the end of September or, preferably; June; I will have moved on from this position, and not only found something better, but it’ll  also be more fitting for accomplishing my own life’s dream, and I’m hoping that those of you in similar situations, will do the same.

Find Your Dream, and Live It!

(PS: I haven’t forgotten you.  And, thank you to those, who haven’t forgotten me either).

Dont Settle

 

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Are our lives, and the world, in a situation of; Darkest, Before the Dawn?

I recently had an unpleasant experience which made me wonder; is the human race going down the drain at a rate of knots, or are we merely in limbo, just waiting for a new spiritual age to commence.

(When The Fifth Dimension sang; ‘This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius’ in 1969, they were being a bit pre-emptive, because technically; we still have a few more centuries to go before we leave the Age of Pisces – some astrologers may dispute this, though).

Astrological Flower

But I digress…..

Having moved from a very large city (London) to a somewhat smaller one (Perth) I was surprised to note, a divergence between; what I remembered, what I expected, and what the city, I now call home, is actually like.

I expected; less crime, cleaner surroundings and happier, smiling people, but that’s, not what I found. So, I wonder; am I merely missing London, or to humanize it; is London a Grown-up, whilst Perth is still a teenager? And does each city’s, spiritual growth or belief have a bearing on this?

Perth

We claim we want to be more spiritual, compassionate, forgiving and kinder to others, but instead; atrocities are committed on a daily basis. Crime is rampant. Poverty; is still a fact of life in civilised cities, and we’re more inclined to be wary of strangers, rather than greeting them with a smile.

Are we as humans; trying to incorporate beneficial change in both ourselves and our environment, or are we stuck in a never-ending circle, where it’s easier to deflect responsibility, whilst expecting to receive the best the world has to offer.

Will a new astrological age change this?  And, are we just ‘temporarily’ allowing our baser natures to rule us?

As we strive for more and more technological advances, will they actually help us, or will we only crave bigger and better upgrades?

Technology

At what cost to our soul?

Is the propensity for reality-viewing, just an attempt to stem any isolation we feel; via a window to someone else’s world? Or, does it only increase our dissatisfaction with our own lives, thereby creating a society of greed and envy?

Since time began, there’s always been an aspect of humanity, that will do anything to fulfil their yearnings for more, whether it be money, love or success, and it’s endemic the world over, not just restricted to a few particular countries or cities. But, is the long-emerging spiritual movement, minimising the impact this could have on us as a whole?

Whilst it’s true that spirituality, or religion, if you prefer, has eternally been a cornerstone of society, is it now ushering in a new mindset? Are we looking for new ways to achieve what we want?

Are we ready to farewell the seven sins, and face the sunrise of a new dawn?

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