For those of you who think I’ve gone nuts, Namaste is a traditional and very meaningful term that is derived from the Hindu language of Sanskrit. Translated it means:
Namaste is a combination of the two Sanskrit words: nama, and te. Basically, nama means “to bow” and te means “you.”
Namaste = “bow to you“
As an avid Yoga lover and (infrequent) practitioner of many years, I got to know the word Namaste while attending regular yoga classes for many years. At the end of each session our teacher would bow to us while pressing the palms of your hands together in front of his high heart center.
This is when I developed a lifelong attraction for yoga and no matter how often I fall of the bandwagon, I always find my way back at some stage to the practice of true enlightenment.
Being in that exact moment of practicing Namaste is the closest I can come to feeling truly spiritually enlightened and whole as a person.
While pondering (yet another time) the true meaning of life I felt this concept would lend itself ideally to how we run and grow a business.
How you can grasp the enlightened tiger within you
Finding business enlightenment amongst a busy lifestyle, kids, husbands, work and juggling households isn’t an easy feat. After all, what is enlightenment anyway and how can we be absolute certain that we have achieved a Zen style state within business?
It all starts with awareness. Unless you are tuned into your need to attain true business enlightenment, nothing will ever happen. To be truly enlightened in any business we have to become spirited beings who strive to make this world a better place by becoming masters at what we do while staying humble and helping as many others to reach higher realms.
While the process is easy to explain, it takes most of us a lifetime to be truly enlightened in what we do.
The three steps to business enlightenment
- Before you can even dream of becoming totally enlightened masters in business, we have to activate our awareness as mentioned above. By practicing our intentions to become a better person overall and putting our egos aside every now and then we can expand our aura and create better karma.
- The second step to business enlightenment is the ongoing practice of creating balance, learning from our mistakes, applying tasks to grow our business in a creative and human way and generally use human methods to advance our knowledge and experience.
- While all the afore mentioned is an ongoing practice, some of us manage to attain higher levels of enlightenment than others. Those people can use their experience and knowledge to help teach others and help them heal their wounds of failure, misfortune and non belief.
Being able to help enlighten others is the ultimate thank you for any business owner in my humble eyes. When I get emails that tell me how much I helped somebody to make a difference to their lives it makes my heart jump joyously while I bow and say Namaste.