Are you wondering what meditation has to do with an enjoyable career?
Most career depressions are due to a lack of perspective.
We find ways to hate our jobs because we have annoying co-workers or a boss that doesn’t listen to us. These are only trigger points that show us hidden feelings inside of us. The mirror of difficult co-workers.
Meditation is a chance to watch where these self-destructive thoughts are coming from a meet them before they take over. I like to think of this as meeting your arch nemesis at the pass.
The Shift is Happening
I meditated for 9 minutes on Thursday I noticed a very subtle shift in my challenge. I wanted to make my meditation break a little less stressful. I
By taking 1 minute off my meditation actually helped a lot. I felt less pressure and more joy.
I also rocked to my heartbeat.
It was a unique experience.
As my heart thumped I noticed that I was leaning ever so slightly forward. It was something I never experienced or noticed before. I was rocking to my heartbeat.
Taking the time to just sit and breathe is definitely more interesting than I thought it would be.
As I’ve been adding meditation to my daily routine I notice a positive side effect of my challenge. My thoughts are a little easier to follow and less strong.
It’s a little easier to catch my anger before it takes over, slow my thoughts down and decide if I want to escalate my anger or not.
Yes, there are times I’ve actually escalated my anger. My son and I were out on a walk recently and he told me he peed his underwear. At first my anger took over than I caught myself. We've been working on this for the past 5 months. At first my reaction was it wasn’t a big deal. Then I knew that I needed to express my anger in a level-headed way so my son understood the importance of listening to his body and asking to go pee even when we are on a walk.
I was able to ride my anger at 10% capacity to get my point across in a very relaxed and stern way. It was an interesting experience that I hope to repeat very soon.
I got my point across, but was able to move on quickly and enjoy him and not hold on to my anger. This was all due to my meditation practice.
B. M. C.
Before meditation challenge began I understood the importance of following my thoughts, but never really understand on a physical level. Now I feel like this daily practice has allowed me to understand all the Buddhist books I’ve read over the years.
Should your company give employees time to meditate. What do you think? Would this help them become happier, more productive and compassionate?
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