I was working at the florist yesterday and did not want to be there. As much as I tried to calm my mind, and just live in the present moment, I couldn't shake the feeling of just wanting to get out of there. It just wasn't where I wanted to be. Where I felt I needed to be.
If you've felt similarly... in any situation... be it a job, in a relationship, anywhere... I believe it's a strong sign coming up from your Spirit that in fact, there is someplace else you need to be.
Maybe you can't leave where you are right at that moment. I certainly wasn't going to just walk out of the florist right then. I had a shift to finish. But it was a definite confirmation that I'm doing the right thing by no longer working there past this week. Yes, this is my last week there.... two more days left!
I believe strongly that we all need to "mind our own business." I get that phrase from Robert Kiyosaki, author of "Rich Dad, Poor Dad," among other great financial books. My working at the florist has gone from minding my business... my business of wanting to work a part-time job for a while... to minding someone else's business -- the business of the shop owners.
Let me clarify that it's not a bad thing to work for someone else. Perhaps you don't want to run a business or a company, but you're happy working in that business. Great! That's where you need to be then. But if you reach a point of feeling like you're simply fulfilling someone else's agenda... that your time is no longer your own... then, in my opinion, it's time to get out. Time to move on.
My time is one of the most valuable resources I have. I am very choosy what I spend my time doing. Granted, as I type that, all my hours of TV watching come to mind... so I could be a little more productive with my time choices, but I do enjoy certain TV shows, so I don't think there's anything wrong with entertainment and pleasure.
Anyway... the thought came to mind yesterday as I watched the hands on the clock move ever-so-slowly... that I need to take MY time back. No longer be "stuck" following a schedule someone else sets up for MY time.
We all have a limited time here. In this life. We're all here for a reason. A purpose. When you no longer feel that your time is spent moving you towards your purpose, it's time to make a change.
What are YOU passionate about? Are you pursuing that?
This question is directed to you, my readers, as much as it is back to myself. I think that's a question we all should ask ourselves on a frequent basis. Keep ourselves on track. In line with our purpose. Because what we're passionate about IS our purpose.
Our passions may change over our lives, and that's perfectly ok. Change with them! Follow wherever they lead.
The key is to be the one in charge of YOUR time. It's your time, after all. What do you want to do with it? How do you want to spend it? It truly is your choice.