Here's an interesting approach to work and spirituality focused on Meditation and Career Success. The writer, author of the new book Zen Entrepreneurship, talks about the common disconnect between our work lives and our deeper selves. This is an online "instruction manual" for combining the two.
In the intro, he says:
However, as I've personally searched for success in both my career and my spiritual practice, I've come to an unexpected result: I am most effective in my career and my personal life when my spiritual seeking leads not away from, but rather toward my daily life. Otherwise, I become extremely disenchanted and unhappy with life.
...I started out as a computer programmer, and over the last two years have built a multi-million dollar business from scratch. Although this might qualify as "successful" in some ways, I have always had a strange, unexplainable feeling that I should be off somewhere meditating instead of spending 7 days a week at the office! It wasn't until I discovered some teachings and techniques that allowed me to combine my work and my meditation that I felt truly empowered and totally present in my work. In fact, as I look back on my career, it was only when I was unconsciously practicing meditation and tying it into my career that I got the most joy out of my work and my life!
...In my research and practice, I have come across a set of techniques and principles that I believe can enhance our experience in our careers, and at the same time help us make progress in our spiritual practice.
He also shares some writing from his book Zen Entrepreneurship
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