Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Workplace Zen

I love this quotation. Would be good if I read this on a regular basis...

May 7, 2010
Tricycle Daily Dharma
Workplace Zen

If you “think neither good nor evil,” you can just be present and reveal your innate wisdom. If you are constantly thinking about how your colleagues or bosses are evaluating you, you are putting a filter between you and yourself, and between you and others. You will be in touch with neither yourself nor your situation. Thinking neither good nor evil is the same as forgetting the self. “To forget the self is to be enlightened by the 10,000 things.” When we can truly let go of our attachment to the self, every activity in the ten directions is the enlightened action and every place is nirvana, including the boardroom or the laundry room.

- Gerry Shishin Wick Sensei, "Zen in the Workplace: Approaches to Mindful Management" (Summer 1996)