Question

How can we stay zen at work, mostly with our collegues, when we have the impression that they make you guilty for something you don’t know, that they criticise everybody behind their backs, and when we have the impression that one of them was your girlfriend, that you have confined yourself in and who is just using what she knows about you to pull you down. So how to stay zen and to like to go to your job? Thanks for answering me if you can help me

Answer from Master Kosen

We always have to find refuge inside of ourselves, this is being zen. You cannot confide yourself in anything coming from the outside: one day it’s yes, one other it’s no, good weather today, very cold tomorrow. The superficial relationships are like water in a wooden basket. You can change the reality at any given moment, I can certifie it, because everything comes out of your soul. Love yourself and the whole universe will love you. In the opposite sense, what would it matter? Because when you love yourself, it is God him/herself who loves you, and you deserve that, just like the advertisement says.


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