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How to Thrive Office Politics?

Spirituality can help you winning at office politics

This is an interesting topic we will discuss today as I have been trying to write on this for a long time and have gotten a few requests from people who find it difficult to deal with office politics while ascending into spirituality or in normal life too.

"Office Politics, the Divine Comedy!" as the topic suggests, is a very common problem these days. With growing awareness and knowledge along with competition in the world to be the first one, this problem has been affecting a lot of people who are not so good at dealing with it.

People have asked me, "Are they doing something wrong?" on more than one occasion.
While they aren't doing anything wrong, others are either jealous of their success and try to prevent it, or they aren't bothering anyone but are still attempting to obstruct it.

There are times when I'm asked why people gossip. Why can't they see the other person's point of view? Why can’t they mind their own business etc.?

Some people will be troubled by triggered emotions or ego energies, such as how someone can say this to them. They are their superiors or bosses in the workplace. It's as if you don't value my opinion like the other person does.

Few people have their own assumptions about others, or even themselves.
Some people have expectations for how other people will respond because of their preconceived notions about themselves and others.

If you're looking for a simple solution here, I recommend that you stop looking at what others are doing and what others are pursuing. No matter what happens around us, I believe it is important to keep an open mind and not become overly focused on the negative aspects of our surroundings.

Most people who are still stuck in a physical plane don’t realize it is not outside; it is inside that we need to look at and work upon. When you are pointing one finger towards someone else, and the other four are towards you, you sometimes see your own reflection in others and try to become defensive or take it personally.

Not everyone can ascend to the same level spiritually. Everyone has their own journey, their own divine timing of that one call from the Universe, which when heard and acknowledged, is going to change your life forever!

However, it is not compulsory that you be spiritual to deal with all these things going around you, but "spirituality" can help you a lot. Did you notice that people who regularly meditate or follow some spiritual practices are more strong mentally and emotionally than those who do not?

Here is the catch: Becoming spiritual will not make you a saint or sage, unless you, "with your free will," decide to become one as per your divine path or divine purpose realization. However, what spirituality does is help one recall the powers being held inside and not outside.

When you meditate, you give space and acknowledgement to yourself, your higher self, and the Universe within you. It helps you align with yourself, with the universe, and it will help you identify what needs to be worked on, which will eventually reflect in your outer world as well.

You attract people, situations, and things into your life according to the vibrations/karmas you hold (positive or negative). [Click here to read my article on Karmic Balance – Balancing your Karmas]
 
Even if you don’t hurt someone, you may still hold a past grudge or guilt, some sort of negative energy or emotions inside that is attracting that particular pattern in your life. It could also be a way of the Universe to make you hear and understand what it is trying to convey to you. You may have been ignorant and missed it for many lifetimes or years.

People will keep on triggering you. They will create challenges in your life. All you need to do is see them from the inner eyes and not the outer ones. The more you live in "gratitude" and "thankfulness" mode and accept things the way they are, keeping your dignity and originality even after being a part of this illusion world, the more you will have peace in your mind, body, and soul.

Emotional and mental triggers are nothing but an opportunity to identify what is wrong within us, what they are trying to tell us and work on. Work on that habit, that resistance or fear you are holding back inside you and once it is cured or worked upon, you will notice those patterns will start dissolving on their own and those people or kinds of situations will stop occurring in your life.

Take this as a divine comedy where you come across some characters who think they are playing smart, but actually they don’t know they are helping you improvise more and become even better, strengthening your capabilities and abilities to deal with them gracefully.

People who play politics, create obstacles for others, or attempt to harm others are actually harming themselves because they add more negative karma to their lives as well as their financial vibrations. These people are holding within themselves a lot of emotional pain or financial issues in their lives.

The more you invest time in these things, the more time you waste in your life. Instead, you should start working on yourself and stop all this.

Many of you may not be aware of the fact that universe works on some spiritual laws (there are more than 25 laws and even more) and one of the laws is of "Give and Receive or the law of three". What you give you get back with the power of three.

Even if you are abusing yourself or others, criticizing yourself or others, or cursing yourself or others, it will only add to your burden. Learn to be humble, assertive, and not rude and dominant. If insulting someone brings happiness to you, it is alarming. You have a lot of pain inside you, which you seem to blame on others. You think giving them pain will make you happy, but you don’t realize you are calling that pain back to yourself with the power of three, which is three times.

Coming back to our discussion, here, I am sharing a few "Golden Rules" or "Secrets to Winning at Office Politics" and how to stay happy and joyful throughout life:

The very first rule is to "Forget about other people's opinions about you"— What others think or say about you is not your reality, so feeling sad, annoyed or bad about what the other person thinks about you should not matter to you at all. If they say something, you are blessed with a strong mind and heart and two ears to listen to one and let it take an exit from the other one.

The second rule is to stop looking for approval from others. Unless someone else is going to approve you, your qualities or shortcomings, you are not complete or whole within very destructive thoughts. Some people say I don’t mind or care what they say, but inside something gets triggered and they keep on plunging on what was being said the whole day, thinking bad about themselves. This creates a fear of inferiority or hurtful pain of emotions inside you, which is enough to self-sabotage.

The third rule is "Respecting Individual Boundaries"—Now, boundaries here doesn’t mean you have to be rude or an introverted kind of person, not talking to anyone, but what it means is being in touch with everyone but still not losing touch with your own self by knowing what your individual boundaries are when you communicate with others, or how and what to say and how much to say. This is applicable to others as well, keeping in mind what to discuss and how much to discuss with the other person. Unless the other person is trustworthy, never share your personal life/private moments with them. Ignoring this may give space to gossip and slander. Privacy matters! Learn to say "No" wherever necessary.

The fourth and most important rule is "Taking Responsibility"—Yes, taking responsibility for your own thoughts, words, and behavior is equally important before you hold someone accountable for their behavior and choice of words. Treat others the way you want them to treat you.

The fifth rule is "Self-Love"—Never forget this golden rule in your life. You must first understand what self-love is, not what others have told you for years as part of your mental conditioning. To know more about self-love, read my previous post, Why is Self-Love Important?

The sixth rule is "Know Yourself by Meditating"—Meditation is a vital part of our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. The more you build a spiritual relationship with yourself, the more you will be at peace and know the unknown truths of this universe. It will teach and guide you on how to communicate with the Universe for whatever you want to manifest in your life.

Also, meditation helps you reconnect with yourself and lets you hear your inner voice, which is your sixth sense, which is again very important to take the right decisions at the right time in life.

When you meditate, you give space and permission to yourself and the Universe to release the energies, cords, thoughts, and whatever is not serving your highest good, not only from your physical body, but from your etheric body too, which is the electromagnetic field we all have around us. The more clear it is, the more you are aligned with your own self and the more you stay within your own boundaries and in peace with yourself and others. Meditation also helps you keep grounded in times of stress and helps your logical and creative mind work better.

The seventh rule is "Learn to Forgive"—it is like a nail in the coffin. Put all negativity, negative thoughts, resentments, revenge, guilt or painful memories in a coffin of memories, hit it with a final nail of forgiveness in the coffin and forget about it. It is important to note that the more you learn and practice this technique, the more you will see positive changes in your life. To read more about forgiveness techniques, visit my previous articles - It is Important to Forgive Your Own Self and Others, Forgiveness and Love are the only Stepping Stones, A Prayer for Forgiveness.

Forgiveness not only helps you forgive and forget, but with practice, you will notice that other people no longer have the power to manipulate and trigger you, and you are more focused, peaceful, and happy both inside and outside of yourself. This will also instill a habit of ignoring and mindfulness. Whatever is not going to serve your happiness, be it people, situations, or any of their actions or words about you, will not affect you ever. With this, you will notice it will become a natural course of your life as a whole and you will become more joyful as compared to earlier.

Take an initiative with these seven rules and observe the positive difference in your life. I hope the information I shared as guidance above is helpful for all my blog readers throughout the cosmos!

Love, Light, Peace, Gratitude and lots of Blessings to all!
We all are one!
We are Love!
One Love!

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