Spirituality and Business

January 22, 2011

Brain freeze!  No, I didn’t drink a Slurpee or ate ice cream but I did go back to work!  It probably would have been easier if someone could have slammed me over my head with a 2×4.

 My times when thinking was a priority are over.Now, thinking is luxury. Only to be done on weekends. Philosophizing and practicing spirituality to become a better person was pushed onto the backburner again by the duties of survival.  


There is no time to think out there in the business jungle of profits and egos.  A relentless stream of E-mails  floating in 24/7  a hardly justifiable quantity, every single one attached to more deadlines, more pressures and harsh words filled with frustration and anger. Mostly there is a lost thank you to be found somewhere in the last lines. Are those real and heartfelt Thank you’s? A true THANK YOU or is it just a thank you in disguise? A thank you ranked as a mere business courtesy? How many people wouldn’t use these two words anymore if they wouldn’t be part of the required business etiquette? 

My first weeks back in a job gave me more to think than I was allowed to do because there was no time to think and now I am thinking that deep thought is much more important than money.

 Exchanging time for money is one thing but exchanging my spiritual mindset for money is another. Praise to everyone who has a good job and is happy with it and where true Thank you’s are exchanged instead of fake ones.    

 Now I am sitting here and think about the first radio show I am invited to and how I can talk about Faith and Hope while there is no time to think.  There is no time to think but there is still faith and hope.  I will think about this topic today and tomorrow the time slot allocated to do my personal thinking. Weekend thinking in oppose to business hour thinking. Interesting concept.    

 The other day someone told me when asked a question that “He didn’t have the time to think about it yet” which is somewhat thought provoking in itself. Thinking requires time, yet we don’t take out the necessary time we need to think.   

 Think about it.