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By David Michie

Commencing the door to the middle teachings of Tibetan Buddhism, this consultant deals the private tale of 1 man's trip right into a extra non secular and centred lifestyles via either philosophy and motion. After incorporating basic Buddhist practices into his way of life, the writer now teaches others easy methods to comprehend the adaptation among transitority excitement and lasting achievement. His profound and basic feedback, resembling meditation and cultivating compassion, offer innovations for a heartfelt serenity that comes from connecting with our internal nature.

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With subtle agitation you are still able to maintain the object of meditation, but experience a variety of distractions, from the constant threat of total disruption to less intrusive disturbances. When we experience dullness, on the other hand, our 38 Buddhism BusyPeople Text 1/5/07 8:20 AM Page 39 How to meditate concentration is threatened by sleepiness. Instead of focusing on the object of meditation, we find ourselves nodding off. In countering these two main hindrances, we have two main tools at our disposal.

But against this had to be balanced the need to pay the mortgage and to revive a now-troubled career. In addition, I was forced to abandon any idea that my career would be a smooth, let alone effortless, series of steps to the top. As it happened, I soon found myself busy with freelance work. Because what I did was quite specialised, and by now I knew consultants in a number of different agencies, once I’d knocked on a few doors my phone started to ring with fresh assignments. In addition, several former colleagues began referring clients who were too small for an agency but who made solid clients for a selfemployed consultant.

My working day was invariably a hectic round of issuing media releases, chasing journalists, meeting clients and working on new business presentations. By the time it was all over, and I’d found my way home again, it was rarely earlier than seven thirty, and quite often after eight. Tired, jaded and stressed out, my wife and I would pour ourselves a glass or two of wine, make supper or go out to a local restaurant, then slump in front of the TV for an hour or two before collapsing into bed. Next morning, the whole routine would be repeated.

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