Do Spirituality and Business Mix?

Some say that spirituality and business should never mix. I disagree.

In fact, I don't think it's possible to keep the two separate. Everyone is in possession of some form of spirituality-some form of experience or set of beliefs about the things we refer to as “spiritual” things. Even if you are an atheist, your experience of spirituality is clear, if only by its absence.

Whatever your spirituality, it cannot help but inform the way you do business. In fact, it cannot help but inform the way you do life.

So the question is not: does spirituality have a place in business, the question is… are we going to talk about it? Are we going to admit it? Are we going to “own” our beliefs and our spirituality, and do so openly and honestly?

Or, as some suggest, should we make this a case of “don't ask, don't tell?”

I welcome your comments.

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 RayEdwards.com.

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