When I develop a pot belly, I am overeating and boozing. When my Boss develops a pot belly, it’s a sign of prosperity. Thoughts: My mind is peaceful if I don’t booze, don’t overeat and live wisely .
When I take a long time, I am slow. When my Boss takes a long time, he is thorough. Thoughts : My mind is at peace when I am mindfully doing my very best.
When I crack some silly jokes, I am childish and stupid. When my Boss cracks more silly jokes, he is funny and creative. Thoughts: My mind can be peaceful despite what others think of me.
When a pretty lady talks to me, I am a lustful man. When a pretty lady talks to my Boss, he is a man of admirable qualities. Thoughts: My mind is peaceful if I am righteous and moral.
When I do something without being told, I am trying to be smart. When my Boss does the same, that is initiative. Thoughts: My mind is peaceful when I help sincerely.
When I wear a new dress, I am a ‘Show-Off’. When my Boss wears a new dress, she has a good sense of fashion. Thoughts: My mind is peaceful when I am not affected by criticism.
When I do good, my Boss never remembers. When I do wrong, he never forgets. Thoughts: My mind is peaceful when I don’t have expectations and I learn from mistakes.
When I have cheap meals, I am stingy. When my Boss has cheap meals, he is a man of simplicity. Thoughts: My mind is peaceful when I practice generosity and simplicity.
When I please my Boss, I am apple-polishing. When my Boss pleases his Boss, he is co-operating. Thoughts: My mind is peaceful when I do my duties sincerely .
When I am out of the office, I am wandering around. When my boss is out of the office, he's on business. Thoughts: I am peaceful when I am honest and my conscience is clear.
When I shout, I am a hooligan. When my Boss shouts, he is being assertive. Thoughts: When I am mindful of my thoughts, speech and action, I am peaceful.
When I daydream, I am reprimanded. When my Boss daydreams, he is planning. Thoughts: My mind is peaceful if I don’t react to negative things said about me.
When I am late for meetings, I have no respect for others. When my Boss is late for meetings, he is treated like a VIP. Thoughts: I value punctuality; I am only late if it’s inevitable.
When I make a mistake, I am an idiot. When my boss makes a mistake, he's only human. Thoughts: All can make mistakes…realizing this I remain peaceful.
When I apply for leave, I must be going for an interview. When my boss applies for leave, it's because he's overworked. Thoughts: My mind is peaceful when I tell the truth and do not cheat.
When I try to be friendly with others, I am flirtatious. When my Boss does the same thing, she is sociable. Thoughts: My mind is peaceful when I have an honest and harmonious relationship with others.
When I take medical leave, I am a sickly person. When my Boss takes medical leave, he needs to rest. SICK! Thoughts: My mind is peaceful even when my body is sick.
When I read the newspaper in the office, I am shirking work. When my Boss does the same thing, he is updating his knowledge. Thoughts: My mind is peaceful ‘cause I know the world can never be 100% fair.
When I overlook a rule of etiquette, I am rude. When my Boss slips a few rules, he is original. Thoughts: I always am mindful of my manners and I am peaceful.
When I listen to music in the office, I am taking work too lightly. When my Boss does the same, he is improving his creative power. Thoughts: When I do good honest work, I am not perturbed by others’ blame.
The End May we be happy and peaceful through living a righteous and wise life and not reacting negatively to others’ views. With Metta, Bro. Oh Teik Bin