Spiritual-Business, is there a connection?
Spiritual-Business, is there a connection?
How are you? What has you heart been telling you as the weeks of 2014
have been rolling past?
This week I am inspired to talk about ethical business choices, how as a
business owner I align my spiritual values with my business values to ensure
perfect integration and how best to serve those who choose to be part of the
services I offer.
I think that there is a definite and strong connection between spirituality and
business. There are a spiritual laws of success that some of the famous
teachers today promote and teach. And there are basically many principles
that are spiritual and that are used in business education, business training,
sales training and like that. And they are not always given credit as being
We have a phenomena of ethical business, we have spirituality in the work
place. We have many courses, that actually teach how to live in the mode of
goodness, how to work in goodness. Although Tony Robbins says: " Live
with passion " he himself teaches principles of goodness within business.
For me its simple. Life is an indivisible whole.
We are not one sided or one dimensional beings. We have at least four
dimensions and some people say there is more than that but I want to
propose four human capacities or four human needs, that are part of life.
Very clear distinct part of life.
Spiritual side of life, one of them is Physical side of life, which refers to
Physical side, well being, our health.
Mental side or side of the mind. How our mind and intelligence work,
how we use our creativity
Emotional side of life: How we relate to other people, How we express
love, how we receive love.
So, life is an indivisible whole as Gandhi said, and every area affects the
other area. Like if you have a car with four wheels, if one wheel brakes, the
car will go for some time but ultimately you have to stop and fix it. Similarly, if
any of these four areas are out of balance, the other areas are affected.
Similarly in Yoga Asana, both sides of a muscle must be equal in strength
and flexibility for balance and ultimately our practice is the path of working
I think in order to be successful in this world is the balance of both its
spiritual side and its material side, we need both. We need the synergy of
material and spiritual.
One principle which I will first describe in Sanskrit is very powerful principle
is called "Yukta vairagya". It comes from one very, very wonderful teacher
from the 15th Century Rupa Goswami and he says that You can use
anything from the material world but use it to benefit others.
Imagine if every company and business that you know created action
coming from this place only! Wow we would each be delighted with every
purchase and service that we bought into, and in turn we would act from that
The perfect act of give and receive. Long ago before there was books on
how to run an ethical business, this was my most important value in my
business. 100% satisfaction is my minimum in everything I do.
Use it well. Don't use it to exploit others, don't use it for anything bad. And in
this way we can use unlimited resources that we can get, unlimited money,
unlimited materials, things like that, equipment, if we use it for good
You know and in this way we can benefit others, benefit ourselves and our
usage of material things will be spiritually based. So we need both, we need
this synergy of spiritual and material.
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You have all at some point heard me moaning about having to manage my
own website and dealing with poor services from designers claiming to be
able to give me what I want for my business and I got so fed up, I decided to
train and learnt to build and manage my own website for 5 years!
So I learnt the hard way, I nearly quit teaching yoga because there was such
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Taking a clients vision (especially a perfectionist control freak like me) and
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As a business owner I don't have time to spend hours and hours every day
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who specialize in that service. For instance, I spent years and hundreds of
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finally let go of control and hired an accountant was I able to really focus on
doing what I love..... teaching yoga and meeting people in the heart space. It
was a huge relief.!
So thank you for sharing your stories and inspirations, lets continue to grow
and nurture ourselves and the ethical and trans-formative businesses
Thank you for inspiring me and teaching me how live brightly, how to love
unconditionally and most importantly how to keep my heart wide open.
With love and respect.