Copyright 2005 Mal Keenan
For people who have decided to strike out on their own entrepreneurial careers, currency of choice for lasting and meaningful compensation…and primary reason they left "rat race" is…spiritual fulfillment.
Like fulfillment, word 'spirituality' has a different meaning for different people, too.
I believe that spirituality is something we carry within ourselves. It is expressed, or "outwardly manifested," by our sense of self and our sense of respect for others.
To me it is not about "hairy fairy" nonsense or an outward display of how "spiritual" one is.
Objectively, spirituality embraces theories, practices and social structures that answer existential questions that arise out of nature of being human "Who am I?" "What are I?" and "What is my purpose?"
Spirituality is not about converting you to a specific way of thinking. It is about your personal insights and experience, associated with your personal quest to discover your essence or "true identify."
The most effective way to keep yourself productive, motivated, and hell-bent on your success, is to make sure that you're feeding your spirit along with your bank account.
Fundamental Human Values:
According to India’s spiritual leader, Sathya Sai Baba, concern for well-being, responsibility, love, truth, and inner peace provide foundation to every major spiritual tradition, from organized mainstream religion to splinter sects.
William C. Miller, Co-Founder, of Global Dharma Center, agrees, but also finds that "spirituality" is just as ubiquitous in workplace. Miller says fundamental human values that are found in all ancient spiritual traditions are perfectly mirrored in fundamental business values of our contemporary world.
A healthy dose of spirituality and meaning at workplace is good for business because it improves morale and productivity.