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Sunday, April 03, 2005

The Zen of Desktop Management

Is Zen anti-multitasking? According to this article, yes:

The findings are interesting, but not exactly new news. A first-century Chinese Zen master put it like this: When walking, just walk. When sitting, just sit. Above all, don't wobble.

In fact, the essence of Zen Buddhism might be concisely if inelegantly stated as no more multitasking. Practitioners say that having a Zen-like attitude at work requires 'being in the moment,' focusing on one task without thinking about all the others that also require your attention.


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