A Certain Stillness

A Certain StillnessWell, what a strange sort of day. Last week, I received a letter warning that my role within the company was in danger of being made redundant, not the best news. Along with the legalese and waffle about changes to make the company more efficient, there was an invitation to meet and discuss the situation, when I would be able to put my point of view and highlight any details the company might have missed about my role.

I have to say that, despite the pressure of effectively fighting for my future within the company, I remained completely calm throughout the whole proceedings. I even cracked a couple of jokes along the way. I did however make good use of the time I had spent preparing for this battle.

Life is a series of cycles, we all know that, similar situations repeat themselves over time. People who profess to know everything about everything rarely prove that to be the case, and so it transpired this afternoon. Whilst I must admit that there was a hint of self-preservation about it, I felt it was my duty to point this out where appropriate.

So now we have another wait. A wait while the powers that be try to answer the tricky questions that were posed during the meeting, and try to justify their original decisions. The mind races, the dark passenger is having a field day, but I’m rather proud that, through it all, I maintained my dignity and a certain stillness. We shall see what transpires, in time.

Nam Myoho Renge Kyo

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. davidhare3000
    Feb 19, 2013 @ 19:10:23

    Wow, what a great post, and here’s to maintaning ‘dignity and a certain stillness’ – wonderful. I lost a big corporate job 8 years ago, totally out of the blue. A disaster at the time (or so it seemed) but looking back it is the best thing that ever happened in my career, and in some ways my life. I got a good lawyer, negotiated a year’s tax-free severance pay from my employer and had a ‘year off’ in which I studied, re-engaged properly with SGI and began building a freelance career that is now thriving. I also learned some humility, I rediscovered what was really important in life (treasures of the heart) and I re-connected with my family. Anupadin, you will absolutely win if you carry on with the enlightened attitude coursing through your post, even if you cannot yet see exactly what that victory will look like. All very best, David


    • Anupadin
      Feb 19, 2013 @ 19:19:32

      Hi David,
      thanks for the kind comments. I already have a few ideas, one of which involves living on a narrowboat and working for the Canal and River Trust in mid Warwickshire.

      That would also give me the time to devote more effort to my writing and watercolours, immersed in nature and the great outdoors. After forty years in IT, the very thought of it brings a big smile to my face.

      Watch this space.

      Namaste ~ Anupadin


  2. Sonu Duggal
    Feb 20, 2013 @ 11:30:19

    Nam Myoho Regne Kyo.


  3. Joey
    Feb 21, 2013 @ 18:09:01

    We all come to a point where we have to realize that our life is much like the seasons. Everything changes every moment of the day. One day I was in a personal hell, the next I am 800 kilometres away in a new place in my life a new situation. Life requires the changing of the seasons or we live to see the last of the seasons when we don’t change with them. I’d leave with words from Charles Darwin as my thought for you,
    “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”


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