There is bring your son or daughter to work day, even bring your dog to work day, so how about a take your spirituality to work day…. and not just for a day, but in all that you do?
We tend to live our lives in compartments based on the different roles that we fill. We step into compartment mode of parent, then switch to spouse, employee, manager or CEO. If you attend church or spend a devotional time or meditation time, that time involved is often left behind as we play our roles in these various compartments.
A term I like to use a lot is what I call being an integrated person. What I mean by that is that we are made up of our minds, bodies, and spirits. To be a “whole” human being is to have all of these parts working together as one. This means living a life of integrity. The word integrity, which means soundness of moral character and wholeness or completeness, comes from the word integrate.
Rather than spending a spiritual “time,” or leaving your spirituality behind, incorporate spirituality into your way of life. Spirituality is living with peace, meaning, living from your values, and living on purpose. By doing so, you’ll have greater peace, focus, happiness and clarity as you discover this integrated way to be.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard, “My job is sucking the life out of me.”
We spend the vast majority of our time working. That world should be life giving and not life sucking!
A happy, whole human being is an integrated human being. The soul is our true essence. It’s the spiritual part of us. So, we can’t actually leave it behind. But, mentally, we can leave this essence at home. Not being conscious of our spirits, how can we be happy, fulfilled and effective?
The fruits of the Spirit have been described as love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. I don’t know about you, but I believe that the work place and the world could use a lot more of these spiritual attributes!
Spirituality in Action
The physical mind can process lots of data and make decisions based on logic. With our physical bodies, we function in the world. Our spirits allow us to discern with more than logic. We use an inner knowing what is right. Those fruits of the Spirit mentioned above are all intangible but become tangible through acts of love, peace, kindness, generosity, gentleness, and self-control. These fruits represent spirituality in action.
So, don’t leave your spirituality at home. Take your spirituality to work with you. It is a part of you. Be mindful of your life-giving spirit wherever you go, especially in the work that you do, and see how your life takes on a joyful flow.
How do you practice your spirituality at work? I’d love for you to comment below.
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