Prayer and the workday

The Financial Times recently ran a piece on the value of meditation in the workplace. The article quotes several corporate managers discussing why and how they and their companies incorporate meditation at the office. “It helps you to get perspective and organise your thoughts,” says Jon Jagielski of Medtronic in an opinion echoed throughout the piece.“There’s a need to reduce stress in the workplace and meditation is the best technique I know," says Richard Geller of MedWorks, a company that … [Read more...]

Escape the busyness and find inner calm

"The most salient characteristic of life is its coerciveness," said Spanish philosopher José Ortega y Gasset in his book Mission of the University: "it is always urgent, 'here and now' without any possible postponement. Life is fired at us point-blank."Another philosopher and artist, Wyndham Lewis, saw the problem this way: "Everything in our life today conspires to thrust most people into . . . a sort of trance of action," he said in the 1957 preface to his book Time and Western Man. … [Read more...]