sgriff2514 wrote:When I am at work I have the tendency to get very frustrated with whats going on whether it be with co workers, customers, etc. I sometimes have to let go of people too. I dont think its possible for me to maintain my buddhist teachings at work. Any suggestions?
There is a Zen saying that goes something like, "why be a Buddhist only at the sound of the bell?" (meditation bell/gong).
Sitting meditation is the "practice" and life itself is the "performance".
Of course it is not easy, but the work place provides plenty of challenges to maintain mindfulness, compassion, and Right Speech.
For example, when co-workers are gossiping, do we join them or maintain equanimity or at least indifference?
When customers get mad do we react back with raising our voice and getting even or do we explain things compassionately?
When a co-worker gets promoted do we get angry and jealous or are we happy with their success (mudita) ?
Lots of opportunities to apply the practice, not always easy though.