It’s funny how people think that being self-employed is too risky. I think it’s much less risky than being employed by someone else.
At least you know yourself so you can estimate where your business is going; If you have a job, however, you don’t have this convenience – you could be made redundant at any time, and I know some employees who were told the same day to pack their stuff and leave.
However no matter whether you’re self-employed or an employee, unexpected things can surely happen. One day something might go terribly wrong and you’d lose it all. And it’s important not to run away from this possibility but look at it and accept it. It’s, after all, a valid possibility – people from all works of life experienced it.
When you make peace with uncertainty you unlock a huge power unavailable to the vast majority of people – you become secure in insecurity.
That means you can sleep like a baby at night when you don’t know what the tomorrow will bring. It means not getting stressed or worried over how things will turn out, and thus giving your body and mind time to rest and heal.
What’s more, when you make peace with unexpected turns of life, you become better prepared to face them. That’s because you’ve already thought over them, so if they come, they don’t imbalance you.
It gets even better. If you would have taken time to actually think of what to do in case the worst scenario manifests, if it does, you have a certain line of action to take instead of freaking out and definitely making mistakes.
Of course let’s hope the disaster never strikes, but if it does, let it not meet you unprepared.
If there’s some enemy that can strike at any time, and you don’t care to study it, how would you defend yourself? However, if you care to take time for the study, you’ll know exactly how to deal with the attacks.
I know some readers will think I’m writing negative stuff again. But life is not all easy. You don’t know what’s in store for you – we’ve accumulated plenty of karma throughout our evolution.
So sometimes life throws at us something seemingly random, but it’s what we definitely earned. It’s always good to keep your eyes opened and be prepared.
If you’re not prepared and some unexpected thing happens that threatens your well-being, the best thing to do is to surrender to the present moment and see what action flows out of your awareness.
The worst thing to do is to engage the ego, which will insure fear-based, failure-attracting actions. You know the ego is engaged when fear triggers the thinking process.
Accept, therefore, whatever happens to you, as in the acceptance lie choices. Survival-based thinking coming from fear, on the other hand, leads to very predictable limiting actions that keep one stuck and confused.
So if my lovely six years of blogging would come to an abrupt end… So what? No need to stress about things that already happened. I would be repaying my karma and I would be grateful for my life as much as ever. Life should be enjoyed in all its forms, and everything can teach you something you didn’t know about yourself, and all situations, even the worst ones, can help you grow.
I would still remain a human being with the same skills and talents if something would go wrong with my blog. Instead of lying on the ground feeling beaten, I’d start another blog, with all the mistakes learnt from the previous one, so probably the progress would be very fast.
So what if you lose your job? That’s probably a good thing. Usually the most terrible things later on turn out to be blessings in disguise, like my first job from hell. Finally you would have time to figure out what you really want to do with your life and what gifts you have to offer to the humanity.
People’s daily actions are caused by the fears they have about losing jobs, not having enough money to pay bills, and feeling lonely. This only leads them to wrong choices, like slaving away their precious lives in jobs they hate or staying in relationships that only hurt them. All this happens because people are scared of insecurity, instead of accepting it and looking at it with full awareness.
Life is like a river, it’s not like a stone. It always flows, and we don’t know what it will bring us next. If you’re scared of the unpredictable twists of this reality, your life will be full of struggle. If you however, like water, flow through all the unpredictability equanimously, you’ll have a wonderful and meaningful ride of life.