Ok so here goes…the “S” word. We’re doing this.
Let me first just say that the term spirituality isn’t classically met with a lot of acceptance in business circles, particularly because we’re conditioned to keep our lives somewhat compartmentalized.
Business is business, and personal is personal.
Kind of the same idea of church and state – keep them separate.
But spirituality isn’t religiosity. There can be overlap, but they aren’t necessarily one and the same.
And it isn’t about some woo-woo lifestyle that has you meditating on a rock for three hours a day and chanting with your colleagues during breaks.
So then what exactly is it, and why is it an essential part of business success?
Spirituality means different things to different people.
Spirituality is a set of personalized core beliefs coupled with a lifestyle that supports the wholeness of who we are – mind, body and spirit.
In order to truly embrace spirituality, we must first recognize the dichotomy of who we are – the two parts…the ego and the soul.
The ego is concerned with matters of the physical world. Status. Net worth. Recognition. Overt materialism. Consumerism.
Fear, doubt, blame, shame, guilt, competition, the focus on “I”, the need to be right – that’s all ego.
The soul is concerned with eternal qualities that appeal to the human spirit. Not only on an individual level, but for humanity at large.
Growth, adding value, collaborating, giving, focusing on “we” are all concepts associated with the soul.
All the BS you deal with in your life…personal or in business…that’s ego. Whether it’s unnecessary drama in your personal life, tension between you and a colleague, or lack of productivity for the team, that all stems from ego.
In any given moment we’re either operating from the ego or the soul, and if we’re not intentionally letting our soul lead the way, the ego will take over. And when that happens, that’s when we stay stuck in a place of suffering – feeling separate, inferior, judged. Not fun.
Spirituality offers an endlessly expansive space, where you find deep fulfillment and growth, and you reflect on the purpose and meaning of your work, as well as how your organization can help humanity move forward in a powerful way.
The list of benefits of incorporating spirituality into your life and your business is a well that never runs dry, and will help you…
- Experience less stress and more ease
- Achieve your full potential
- Anchor on the meaning and purpose of your
- Be more open-minded
- Judge less
- Respond rather than react
- Enhance relationships
- Commit to a growth-based lifestyle
- Trust your intuition
- Make better decisions
- Be more confident
So I’ll close by asking you…What does spirituality mean to you, and in what ways are you open to incorporating it into your life? Intrigued and want to learn more? Let’s chat! Click here.