On mindfulness in a work setting

Psychology Today defines mindfulness as “a state of active, open attention on the present”. In a nutshell, mindfulness requires us to look beyond ourselves and to realize our present includes others. In the workplace, where being ruthlessly goal-oriented is applauded, mindfulness and respect often takes a back seat.

What a sad life it must be for people who are so focused on their goals. A single-minded worker tends to become a Β selfish worker. This is a person whose only concern is what they would like to get from others. They are concerned with their convenience and objectives. It is a successful but sad life. I say it is sad because what person would honestly want this said about them:

“We know you’re like that. We never expect you to think of others.”


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