Recession and your talents (I)

RECESSION is here with us and from the look of things recession is here to stay for quite some time. If that be the case what should be your attitude and approach. You can decide to just let go and just flow with the tide or you can decide to be proactive and do certain things that will make you ride above the storm. Recession provides us an opportunity to reflect but the reflection must be accurate.

“Ego-identification with things creates attachment to things, which in turn creates our consumer society and economic structures where the only measure of progress is always more. The unchecked striving for more, for endless growth, is a dysfunction and a disease. It is the same dysfunction the cancerous cell manifests, whose only goal is to multiply itself, unaware that it is bringing about its own destruction by destroying the organism of which it is a part. Some economists are so attached to the notion of growth that they can’t let go of that word, so they refer to recession as a time of “negative growth”. Eckhart Tolle

You must not be blinded by the negativity in the air. You cannot afford to be guided by the so much talk of scarcity and the need to cut back that you shut off all possibility of making your life count. Much as you need to cut back on your excesses you must not cut back on your creativity.

It is people who can think creatively out of the box in these critical times that will thrive and not just survive. This is the time to have all hands on deck and take certain critical decisions to avoid being unduly affected by recession.

This is the time to look inwards to see what you have that can be developed to help you out. Beloved, things are not as bad as they seem. There are a lot of things within and around us that can be put to maximum use at this critical time. These are the times to have open eyes and open ears.

Locked up inside every man are potentials, talents and gifts yearning to be discovered, developed and deployed, recession notwithstanding. We will have a look at the issue of talents as they are great tools that if well utilized can be a bailout in this recession.

There is no human being that does not have one talent or the other. “Everyone has talent. What’s rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads.” Erica Jong

Every living person on the surface of this earth is endowed with some invaluable resources that will not only benefit them but also make them stand on a pedestal where they will be tremendous blessing to others. If you can discover and maximize the talents that you have it will make a lot of difference not only to you but also to others in these hard times.

Many times the true source of suffering is not the absence of physical resources or the inability of the government to provide conducive social/economic environments but rather it is that people have underutilized the hidden resources in them. Many times people over-emphasized the outward at the expense of looking inwards. There nobody who does not have one talent or the other.

Every single human being has a certain amount of talent. Unless that talent is used to the best of our ability, twenty-four hours a day, ‘’every day of your life you deceive God, your family but above all yourself. This is what life is all about’’ George Allen.

The problem usually is that people do not know how to identify and in many cases they underestimate the true value of their talents.

To be continued next week