Work Practice Guidelines

At the zendo we refer to our Work Practice Guidelines whenever we have a Work Practice period. Some practitioners have also found them useful at home and in workplaces.

Here are the Work Practice Guidelines we use at the zendo:

  • Have a goal for your work.  It is the catalyst for all action.
  • Have a goal but have no achievement in sight.  Let the action be the achievement.
  • Be present – mindful.  Pay Attention.  Return to the task at hand when your mind wanders.
  • Work with a still mind- stilling unnecessary chatter.
  • Do only one thing at a time.
  • Finish what you begin now – not later.
  • Don’t judge your work or the work of others.
  • Pay attention.

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