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A Quote by Nancy Spears on work and mindfulness

Working in the Moment

Even the highest-paid, respected executives in Corporate America occasionally lose sight of their view. As managers under pressure, we will experience events that cloud our clarity and distort composure. A boss or board member may challenge your opinion or position, the market may turn and threaten your financial security, or you may be stressed by a critical deadline.

In these instances, when you are experiencing the pressure of your job, you also have the opportunity to experience Right Mindfulness. Ironically, it is our insecurities, tribulations, and uncomfortable moments that offer us the best workable material. When we directly face our fears and frustrations, we are weaving the rare and intricate fabric used to design the rich tapestry of our authentic selves.

By training the mind and embracing challenges as opportunities to wake up, we develop the skillfulness to hold to our view. We remove the laminate that temporarily shields us from the discomfort of the moment. Strengthening our ability to fully experience each moment forms a keyhole for the world to shine directly into our tender heart.

Nancy Spears

Source: Buddha: 9 to 5: The Eightfold Path to Enlightening Your Workplace and Improving Your Bottom Line

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Michael Carroll on buddhism and work

If we take a moment to slow down and open up to our work circumstances, we will discover that work is continually inviting us to help, not hide; to listen openly, not to close up; to connect, not detach; to perfect our skillfulness, not put it in question.

Michael Carroll

Source: The Best Buddhist Writing 2005 (Best Buddhist Writing), Pages: 151

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Michael Carroll on buddhism, work, honesty, growth, and spiritual journey

Work becomes our spiritual journey when our destination is no longer just becoming more successful or more wealthy, or getting a paycheck, promotion, or job security, but when we also work to resolve a most fundemental question: Can we be at home in our lives - can we be open, honest, and at ease under all circumstances, moment by moment?

Michael Carroll

Source: The Best Buddhist Writing 2005 (Best Buddhist Writing), Pages: 149

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Michael Carroll on buddhism, work, honesty, growth, and spiritual journey

Work becomes our spiritual journey when our destination is no longer just becoming more successful or more wealthy, or getting a paycheck, promotion, or job security, but when we also work to resolve a most fundemental question: Can we be at home in our lives - can we be open, honest, and at ease under all circumstances, moment by moment?

Michael Carroll

Source: The Best Buddhist Writing 2005 (Best Buddhist Writing), Pages: 149

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Michael Carroll on buddhism, suffering, work, and learning

The daily grind, the successes and failures, the hard work and stress, all gradually unfold as a profound teaching. And central to that teaching was the realization that the spiritual path is nothing other than living our very life, fully and confidently, in the immediate moment - and that nothing can be excluded, especially not our jobs.

Michael Carroll

Source: The Best Buddhist Writing 2005 (Best Buddhist Writing), Pages: 148

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Alexander Kjerulf on happiness, work, right livelihood, jobs, and business

It’s time we stopped putting up with unhappy workplaces and bad bosses. Unhappiness at work is not a minor annoyance. It makes us tired, stressed and negative. Worst case, it makes us sick or kills us.

Being happy at work makes you more energetic, productive, motivated, creative and successful. That is what we need more of. That is how we will work from now on. With happiness.

Alexander Kjerulf

Source: The Happy At Work Manifesto: http://www.changethis.com/36.04.HappyatWork

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Fred Kofman on work, love, fear, fullness, and freedom

At some point in your life you might change. You might realize “Wait a minute! I’m not empty. I’m full. I am more than full. I am overflowing with fullness and freedom.” Then, you leave fear and you enter love. Now your life becomes a quest to express that fullness and that freedom. Now you are not looking to fill yourself up by achieving something. You are actually looking for ways in which you can express the fullness and freedom that you already are. You don’t work to make money, although money is part of the deal; you work to express your creative potential in the service of others. That’s when you do your best work.

Fred Kofman

Source: A Conversation with Fred Kofman: http://www.integralleadershipreview.com/archives/2003/2003_03_kofman.html

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Fred Kofman on business, work, and conscious business

Everybody is “in business.” You cannot live without being in business. You may be an employee, a small business owner, a corporate executive, a massage therapist, a nurse, or you may be cleaning houses. Whatever you’re doing, part of your being in this world, is being in the domain of work. You have intimacy in the private sphere and work in the public one. Your intimate transactions are related to sex, and occur in a rather small community, well it depends on what kind of love life you have, but they are usually in a couple or with a small number of partners. But then you have these other transactions, the public ones. They involve the money aspect of your life, giving value to others and receiving value in exchange, as a way to sustain yourself materially, energetically and spiritually.

Fred Kofman

Source: A Conversation with Fred Kofman: http://www.integralleadershipreview.com/archives/2003/2003_03_kofman.html

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Oprah Winfrey on success, work, and love

What I know is, is that if you do work that you love, and work the fulfills you, the rest will come. I truly believe that the reason I've been able to be so financially successful is because my focus has never, ever for one minute been money. And the fact that the money has come has really surprised me. I've been really surprised and delighted and very pleased, and many times overwhelmed by it. But the money has never been the focus. You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job, and not be paid for it. And I would do this job, and take on a second job to make ends meet if nobody paid me. Just for the opportunity to do it. That's how you know you are doing the right thing.

Oprah Winfrey (1954 -)

Source: Academy of Achievement: Oprah Winfrey Interview: http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/win0int-1

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Jesus Urteaga on work, choice, and sanctify

Listen:  We live in a world in which everyone is always in a hurry; no one has time for anything.  It's true for you, and it's just as true for me.  Well, in this situation each of us has to make a choice: either to be overwhelmed by our work or else to sanctify it.  There is no middle course.

Jesus Urteaga

Source: Saints in the World: The Adventure of Christian Life

Contributed by: kalani-ohana

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