Where ever you go, there you are

This has always been one of my slightly sarcastic statements I would tell people who were miserable in their job. It was a not so subtle reference they might be taking the problem with them to the next boss or the next job. 

I recently learned that Jon Kabat-Zinn wrote a book by that name in 1994. (Professor of Medicine Emeritus and creator of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School)

Meditation has changed my life and I have taken many paths in pursuit of my meditation practice. What I discovered was that THIS book could have been the foundation to build upon. If only one person discovers this book as the result of reading this it will be of great value.

Brian Johnson is the one that introduced it to me in his Philosopher Notes.  He does such a great job at summarizing books, I strongly recommend you listen to his YouTube on the book.

It is worth providing you a brief summary here too:

  1. Have a meditation practice (no ifs, and, or buts... do it)
  2. Buff up your Samadhi muscle. Sanskrit for concentration. “You can think of concentration as the capacity of the mind to sustain an unwavering attention on one object of observation." Jon Kabat-Zinn
  3. Sit with dignity (the state or quality of being worthy of honor or respect), Honor the meditation practice through your sitting position. Find tools that anchor you in place.
  4. Every moment is an opportunity to practice meditation. With practice you will learn that there is no such things as "I don't have time to meditate".
  5. Discover your Job. Be an employee for the universe, be THE BEST version of yourself in every moment.

Please take time to at least listen to Brian Johnson's video linked above or read the philosophy notes here, even better get the book as a resource guide for yourself.