Building a career in software is rewarding, but also a highly demanding activity. We strive for excellence, we deal with coworkers whose views differ from others, we identify with our projects, we get carried away and sit for hours and hours in front of the screen tackling a particularly elusive bug. Taking proper care of the body under these conditions is very important, but even more important is to take care of the mind.
Building a strong mind gives the ability to always stay in our center, perceive the outer and inner phenomena as constantly changing and strive for excellence in everything we do without neurotic self-reflection. This talk shares my personal experience of 15 years of meditation, and provides inspiration on how one can live and work better.