I came across a blog entry by Melissa Dutmers called Zen and the Art of Change Management where she writes:
~ "Zen emphasizes (that) wisdom and awareness are realized through meditation and mindfulness of daily experiences. Zen practitioners believe this provides insights which ultimately lead to enlightenment. For those of you that have tried to meditate and quiet your mind, you know that it takes practice and you realize your mind is difficult to calm."
Indeed. And when you have been downsized and are conducting a job search, it is supremely difficult to calm the mind.
So what is zen? Writer Stephen Warrilow says:
~ "Zen simply means present moment awareness - to be fully present NOW. To be fully present now, is to be fully conscious."
And it is something worth practicing. Dutmers offers some ideas for Change Managers that have applicability for job hunters:
~ Practice mindfulness.
~ Practice slowing down.
~ Practice reflection.
And Warrilow offers this insight:
~ The change is You.
Posted by Terrence Seamon, August 12, 2009