One of the values of a conscious, or spiritual, business, is integrity, and it is probably one of your own personal values as well. But what does it really mean, what does it look like in business terms, and how do you use it in your own business?
The word integrity comes from the Latin adjective ‘integer’, meaning whole or complete, and is described in Wikipedia as ‘the inner sense of wholeness deriving from qualities such as honesty and consistency of character’. I’m sure you know this ‘inner sense of wholeness’ – it’s what you feel when things are going well; when you’re feeling connected with a bigger purpose in your life; and when you are looking out to the world around you with eyes of love and compassion. It’s just a good feeling of all being well.
It’s this sense of wholeness that becomes fragmented when you go against your own personal ethics, or those of your business. Continue reading →
Remember how the word ‘massage’ used to only conjure up an image of a seedy backstreet in a red light district, and catering to unusual sexual tastes? That was over twenty or thirty years ago, and now the term massage is widely accepted to mean what it is – a treatment covering many different modalities, dealing with many different health issues, but all of them about bringing the person into better health. In other words, it is perfectly respectable and well-accepted by the general public.
I think the term ‘spiritual business’ is going to become more and more acceptable, too – it might take another twenty of thirty years, but especially in the light of so much evidence of corruption in recent years, the credit crunch and the disillusionment with banks and the banking system, something has got to change. Continue reading →