Work is meditation, meditation is work
Returning to the busy lives of westerners, everybody complains that they have no time for meditation. Don’t you complain like that? I know you do.. Haha… When you are at work, no matter what kind of activities you are dealing with, you can always be mindful on what your mind is doing while you are doing what you are doing. Having a pasanna citta, ‘a pleasant mind’ is key in this process. If you can decorate your lips with a gentle smile, you will develop a pleasant attitude about everything happening around you. Even if emotions like anger were to arise in your mind, you will be able to cope with it easily with the pleasant conditioning of your thoughts. The Buddha says that acting on negative emotions bring you suffering. When you are angry you will speak and act in such a way you cause pain to yourself and to others. If you act and speak with positive energy like mindfulness, there is only happiness follows you, said the Buddha.
Please join our weekly-guided meditation and Dhamma discussions in person at 17725 Inkster Road, Livonia, MI 48152, and temple FaceBook Page
Every Monday: From 7.30pm (In English)
Every Friday: From 7.30pm (In Sinhalese)
Every Saturday: From 8.30am (In English)
May you be well, happy and peaceful with the blessings of the Noble Triple Gem!