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Taking Some of the Work out of Work: Skillful Livelihood

“If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted...” -MLK, JR.

Have you ever been at work, just counting the minutes until you can leave, and irritated at everyone who speaks to you? What if we told you that the truth is that most jobs are not all fun and games? Fortunately, they don’t need to be for you to find meaning and even pleasure in them. Let's see what the Buddha says about skillful livelihood.

OMG. Did I just say that?

Skillful Speech - pause before you speak.

The Buddha was aware that our words can be incredibly destructive, which is why he made Skillful Speech one of the 8 steps on the path to the end of suffering. In this blog post, we explore what Skillful Speech is and how it can play a role in our lives.

What is the point of meditation?

Why sit still? Why meditate? Why waste my time?

What is the point of meditation? This question comes up, in different ways, all the time. Quite reasonably, everyone considering developing a mindfulness meditation practice wants to know some version of, “why should I waste my time, sitting still (or walking slowly) and just watching my breath?” It does seem silly, doesn’t it? Sitting, doing nothing. When you could be doing…something. There are...

The Mindful Twenty Something by Holly Rogers
“Wise, but not obscure. Practical, but lighthearted and inspiring.”

— MIRABAI BUSH, co-founder and Senior Fellow of The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society

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