I've recently taken up a very high-pressure job that requires me to put in a whole lot of hours to get things done. Meanwhile, I'm looking to make Buddhism an even deeper part of my life. I'll start meditating regularly soon (I've already begun doing so, irregularly, for the first time in years) and hopefully follow the five precepts as closely as I can. It's difficult to remember to distance myself from thinking the job is "mine," that it's a part of who I am. Also, the fear of losing my job occupies way too much of my mental and emotional energy at this point. I suppose for now I must deepen my practice, remain mindful, and live slowly.
Just venting. Thank you for listening.