Work is such a crucial part of our life, and yet we often struggle
with—and feel overwhelmed by—the numerous challenges it presents us.
Whether it’s job insecurity, making peace with or leaving an
unfulfilling job, or dealing with office conflicts, we often experience
fear and a sense of groundlessness just at a time when we want to be our
most creative and resilient. Drawing on Buddhist philosophy, Michael
Carroll, a longtime human-resources executive, meditation teacher, and
executive coach, explains how the practice of mindfulness—full awareness
of our moment-to-moment experience—can help us become more confident
and open to possibility in our work life. He offers a system of potent,
inspiring principles that we can use as a practice for helping us work
with our insecurities and awakening our natural bravery,
resourcefulness, and resilience.