Can Business Be Spiritual?

I've been told – sometimes rudely, sometimes with kind intent – that “spiritual” matters and business don't mix.


You ALWAYS bring your spiritual beliefs with you into whatever you do.

Here's a question worth considering: did Jesus bring his “spirituality” to work with him? I suspect the answer is yes, don't you?

Jesus only spent 3 years in “full-time ministry”.

Up until about age 30, he worked for a living as a carpenter. He had to deal with clients, customers, competitors, and co-workers. He had to deal with a boss (his adoptive father).

Do you suppose Jesus went to the shop each day thinking, “I'm not going to bring that spiritual stuff to work with me…”?

No, I don't think so either.

This does not mean you have to hop up on your desk at the office and start preaching. And it doesn't mean you need to make the radical shift in your own business that I have made in mine – just because that is what I'm called to do doesn't mean you are.

Unless it does.

In any event, I think it's impossible to not bring your spirituality into your business – because real spirituality is not something you do. It's who you are.

What do you think? Please share below.

Ray Edwards is a world-renowned copywriter and communications strategist, writing for some of the most powerful voices in leadership and business including New York Times bestselling authors Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen (Chicken Soup for the Soul) and Tony Robbins. Ray is a sought-after speaker and author, hosts a popular weekly podcast, and blogs at

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