Prayer and meditation at work

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Meditation 

Let me tell ya whether you are a christian, muslim, Hebrew, agnostic or even atheist fasting and prayer can help. Quiet time in the car before entering the building and during the day can prove beneficial when navigating behind enemy lines. I am not trying to steer you in any form of religion but whatever it takes to reconnect to your inner self will prove beneficial from the book

BEHIND ENEMY LINES SURVIVAL TIPS   

FOR BLACKMEN IN THE WORKPLACE 

by Wallace Rushing (Author) 

The Present Moment

Mindfulness — paying attention to the present moment in an accepting, nonjudgmental way — is a simple practice available to all. Research has shown it is also a reliable method for reducing stress, including at work.

Put most simply, meditation is a way to train the mind. Most of the time, our minds are wandering — we’re thinking about the future, dwelling on the past, worrying, fantasizing, fretting or daydreaming. Meditation brings us back to the present moment, and gives us the tools we need to be less stressed, calmer and kinder to ourselves and others.

“I think of mindfulness as the ability not to be yanked around by your own emotions,” says Dan Harris, the author of “10 Percent Happier.” “That can have a big impact on how you are in the workplace.”

There are many ways to cultivate mindfulness at work, from walking during the day to taking purposeful pauses when eating. One of the most reliable ways is simple meditation. 

 By David Gelles  The New York Times 

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