Work as a spiritual practice

Entrepreneurs specifically hold a vision for their organization, and they seem to define and live from this purpose.

by Rev. Bonnie Barnard — 

What would your life be like if church were not a place you went on Sunday, but was instead the way you lived your life? What if you were the sanctuary and your being was the way in which you shared your love, light and joy? And, what if work were an opportunity to live full-out? That is right — what if your workplace were as sacred and revered as Sedona is to many? And what if your desk were a vortex of good?

Tantric or sacred sexuality is the practice of viewing another person as the beloved of God, and the process of living as acknowledging the amazing face of God, regardless of whether one is drinking tea, making love or performing one’s job. Work is the way we serve God through the process of loving another human being we often refer to as a customer. We have a product or service that can benefit this other person, and we are the delivery vehicle for this product or service.

How do we handle the delivery of this product or service? We have a choice. We can deliver with delight and love, or with separation and judgment. How many of us realize that our interaction with others is an opportunity to embrace more of our own unique being? In reality, all of life is a spiritual practice. There is no place where God, or Spirit, is not. Work is simply one context in which we can grow toward our higher nature.

Entrepreneurs specifically hold a vision for their organization, and they seem to define and live from this purpose. They hold within their very beings the prototype of their organization, and they attract the customers and staff to allow this vision to unfold.

 

Rev. Bonnie Barnard is an entrepreneur who has used spiritual principles to create and grow three businesses. She leads the Spirit in Business program at New Vision Spiritual Growth Center. www.worshiponline.org.

Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 25, Number 4, August/September 2006.

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