Question: I'm very involved in my work, and it leaves me little time to sit and meditate. I feel that my work at the restaurant is a meditation.Sri Chinmoy: If you feel that your work is meditation itself, there is nothing wrong with that. Meditation means consciousness, conscious oneness with the Inner Pilot, the Source. If you can feel your oneness while you are serving or dealing with the customers, if you feel that your consciousness is high, then certainly that is meditation. If you feel that it is not possible for you to set aside an hour or half an hour, then it is perfectly all right. But if it is not possible for you to enter into your highest or deepest while working, then you have to set aside time for meditation.
Sri Chinmoy, The meditation-world, Agni Press, 1977