Sunday, 30 August 2015

I QUIT MY JOB

I could think of one main difference between spiritual and ego-driven people; it comes down to what you see when confronted with the night sky. 
I guess that most egotistic individuals scarcely notice the sky, let alone star gaze (and I say this having spent most of my life in an ego bubble). But what I've found is that, the further I seek to learn about spirituality, philosophy and consciousness, the further into our universe I see. When I look at the stars I now see infinity. I see past our world and my problems. I see the insignificance of man and all it's beauty. I am reminded that I am simply a flesh vehicle, navigating around this organic spaceship flying through infinity. And that is why I quit my job. 

I recently listened to a Joe Rogan podcast titled "Floating in Infinity" where he rightly points out that on a daily basis we have a bigger view of infinity than we do of the ground we walk on, yet to most people, the fact that we're just tiny monkeys floating around infinite space on a giant rock is too difficult a concept to grasp, or perhaps just too overwhelming and so people accept that we just live in space, and they get on with their mundane self-centred lives never even bothering to look up. I want to shout at these people. Not a message of hate but more along the lines of "YOU'RE PART OF SOMETHING SO MUCH BIGGER HERE! YOU DON'T HAVE TO SETTLE FOR THAT SHITTY JOB OR SHITTY BOYFRIEND. YOUR PROBLEMS AREN'T REAL PROBLEMS AND YOU HAVE NO REASON TO BE UPSET. LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL JUST LOOK INTO NATURE AND BE AT PEACE!"...I don't know...something like that.

I guess it just dawned on me that I would rather take the longer route to my goals and be free and contented by blogging, than settle for the stable source of income, stuck in a job that failed to fulfil my itching need to spill my creativity and wanderlust out into the world! I feel that as a developed species we suffer with the problem of too frequently living in our own thoughts. I believe this makes it evermore difficult for people to  live in the present and actually appreciate the beauty and reality of the world we live in. The world is no longer real but just a half lived in dreary place, where we fail to see past our own social circle. I believe it is this state that provokes people to chase possessions and power (a means to give them purpose), feeding the ego and suppressing consciousness and oneness. This is the main reason why we are exploiting the planet and our resources. It is this sense of detachment from nature and our origins won over by the egotistic notion that 'I' is are centre of the universe and anything we don't see or that doesn't directly affect us doesn't exist or is simply irrelevent. Can anybody else see how fucked up this is??? SO, I refuse to let myself settle in to that robotic nature. Whenever I settle too far into routine I forget to be ALIVE. I forget that I am not the only sentient being that matters! Apparently it takes folding hundreds of napkins and polishing endless amounts of cutlery to have this epiphany. Enough is enough! 

People told me I couldn't work for myself. But here I am, 19, freelance, happy and OH SHIT yea, actually making money. So here's little old me tellin' you, you don't have to settle. Take a look at the stars tonight and fucking let it resonate that life is not about desk work or fancy cars. Work should not feel like work. So don't GIVE UP, please for the love of god don't give up on a chance to be happier! If you hate your job, find another, if you want to start a new, sell some shit, book a flight, have an adventure! This life is your incarnation and you get to do what you want with it. So make a promise to yourself right now to seek out and prioritise happiness (not just yours but others!). Increase your awareness of consciousness and earthly compassion so you can feel good in this existence.

20 comments:

  1. "YOUR PROBLEMS AREN'T REAL PROBLEMS AND YOU HAVE NO REASON TO BE UPSET. LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL JUST LOOK INTO NATURE AND BE AT PEACE!""

    yeah try telling that to those Africans dying of thirst and aids.


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    1. My posts quite clearly focus on Western culture as this is the perspective I write from. I'm obviously talking about first world problems here, hence when I talk of 'problems' I mention only jobs and relationships. Very sad you could not take something positive from this post.

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  2. I loved the post; I'm almost 32 and it has taken me a long time to get to a point where I can be happy and content. I don't feel like that all the time, but I am learning to appreciate what I have and I think become a better person because of it. Beautifully written.

    XO Amie

    www.creditcrunchchic.com

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  3. I really resonate with this post because, being a teenager, I am surrounded by my peers who seem to only think of; 'What way should I do my hair today?' Their minds do not ponder the extensive, glorious world we live in and how they can travel it. They only think about their own exterior. I feel my life has been planned out before I've even lived it. Gcse's, A-level, University, Job, Promotion, Retirement and then, of course, death. This post has opened my eyes wider at the night sky. Thanks.

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  4. You're awesome Mika, it's cool to be able to relate to someone my own age, a lot of people specially of our generation are really self absorbed and focus on such insignificant problems and they do forget how lucky we are. Generally most people are stuck with this belief that work = life and that life = work. It makes me so sad when people talk about their future wage as if that will make them content and happy in life. I hate capitalism but I know a world without it wouldn't work so easily, but settling for a 9 to 5 job that you neither enjoy nor gain anything from (except a bit of money) really isn't worth it. If you are ignoring your own well-being or happiness it's definitely time to take a different route. Good choice quitting and please keep blogging I love your posts!

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  5. What font do you use on the thumbnail to ibiza aftermovie?

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  6. sending positive vibes and love your way! My mind has been opened so much by what you have had to say! you are an intelligent person and seeing your point of view is so interesting! keep going! you are doing a good thing!
    xx

    sincerelyellieblog.wordpress.com

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  7. Glad to hear you chose NOT to settle and do what you want!

    http://abigailalicex.com

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  8. I agree with you so much because I recently quit my job aswell, for pretty much the same reason as you! Good on ya x

    d-rani.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. Great post Mika i love the blog i hope you keep blogging since you were one of my inspirations to start my own blog 'TheVibeTribe.org':)

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  10. Don't forget to respect how others look upon the world. Just because you found your own "truth" doesn't give your the right to tell others that their problems aren't real problems. Because as soon as you do that, you're an ignorant being that puts its own truth upon others. Instead, embrace everything, accept anyone - just because they are, not because of who they are or what they do.

    You are on a wonderful path in life and I'm glad you enjoy it so much.

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  11. You have a way with words, Mika. Wonderfully written blog. You are an inspiration, please keep on writing/blogging.

    All the love. x J

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  12. You are amazing! I'm just about to share a link to this with my boyfriend because he needs this and I needed this. I can't believe we are around the same age. Time to sort things out now! Love you, wow.

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  13. Love this post. It's crazy how relevant it is for this moment in my life! So inspiring!

    www.agirloutofwater.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

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  14. Hello! I love your blog so much; you have a really beautiful design! I really liked what you said about how we need to do what makes us feel creative and we should do what we love, I think that’s a really interesting point. I have followed your blog because I think it’s so good!!! I would love it if you had a look at my blog; I’m a very passionate blogger but I’m quite new and really need the support! Plus, I love your YouTube videos, I'm a huge fan! Thank you so much, Jeani xxx www.jeanithoughts.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. Hello! I love your blog so much; you have a really beautiful design! I really liked what you said about how we need to do what makes us feel creative and we should do what we love, I think that’s a really interesting point. I have followed your blog because I think it’s so good!!! I would love it if you had a look at my blog; I’m a very passionate blogger but I’m quite new and really need the support! Plus, I love your YouTube videos, I'm a huge fan! Thank you so much, Jeani xxx www.jeanithoughts.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. Oh lord I needed to read this.

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  17. Oh lord I needed to read this.

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  18. Mika!
    My Name is Nisa Uchiha and I am a 16 year old Girl from Germany
    Lately you have become a huge Inspiration for me
    (ps. especially loved your weekly vlog ;P )
    I just wanted to drop by and say Thank you for sharing your sparkly beautiful personality with the world!

    Have a nice one :)
    nisa

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  19. great work and article, keep doing!

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