Category: Buddhism

Anything in this category is associated to Buddhism.

Mindfulness @Work

I recently put my first proposal for an 8 week mindfulness workshop together. What I learned by doing this, is that a lot of mindfulness is ‘meditation’. But is it? Actually it is not, it is a good mix of EQ (Emotional Intelligence) and Meditation. Also, listening to a recent EQ (Emotional Intelligence) webinar, I realised that one of the core messages (see also last week’s post on here) is about being in the moment, being present. So the lines of EQ and mindfulness are a bit blurred in some areas. So what does mindfulness at work mean for me? First of all, I would define mindfulness as being kind and curious, paying attention to the here and now, the present moment. If we want to translate that to the workplace, we are looking at being present, being in the moment, and not disturbed by other means. An example could be to not be on your phone or laptop during a meeting, but paying attention to the presenter/speaker, and listen actively. Ask questions, be engaged and don’t get distracted by another email in your inbox or another whats app message. Pay full attention to what’s happening. How does that translate

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Buddhist Thought – Faults

If you think that everything is someone else’s fault, then think again. You cannot blame others for what you have done wrong. If you do, you will suffer. Keep an open mind and realise the mistakes you made. The ones you are responsible for. If you realise it springs from you, you will be able to laugh at yourself. You will experience joy! En-Joy! Volker

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Buddhist Thought – Anger again

Anger again. This time the quote says that if you hang on to anger, being angry at someone else, is like drinking poison and expect someone else to die. Do you get it. Anger is poison. If you have anger, don’t expect it to kill someone else. It will most certainly kill you. Stay positive. Stay happy! Volker

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Buddhist Thought – Love and Affection

I am not sure if I understand that quote. You can give love and affection but deserve it as much for yourself as others deserve it for you to give to them? Is that karma? I guess so. Whilst you should give and share love and affection, make sure you get your equal share of the pie. But you will. Keep giving, then you will receive! Have a great day, Volker

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