Spirituality seems to be a fundamental principle in relationships.
I describe my spirituality as being open and growing; and yet, I acknowledge that I have unseen biases or blind spots that can cause me to be close-minded. I describe the two “spiritual universities” in my life as recovery from drug addiction and dealing with my children’s progressive disability.
I am a long-standing student of A Course in Miracles and an active participant in 12-Step Recovery (Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous). In my writings and in my life I am very clear about the spiritual principles, or “simple truths,” which are important to me. Sometimes this bold clarity coupled with my passion for life can be perceived as zealotry or dogmatism, which I am strongly opposed to.
Do not accept my simple truths as yours. You have the truth within you; be true to yourself.
Don’t Get Trapped by Dogma
“Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.”
– Steve Jobs
Please do not blindly accept what I say to be true. Try it out and validate it with your own life experience.
Most of the transformational practices I suggest stand on their own, without the need to understand or embrace spiritual principles. As I see it, spirituality sheds light on why or how this stuff works and is useful to help us understand the fundamental principles in strategic alliances.
Finally, this is only a start. I feel I have made the logical argument for the practical application of spiritual principles in strategic alliance. From there, I have suggested some principles (ideas) and practices (behaviors). I know I don’t have a monopoly on the truth.
What are your ideas?
What has been your experience?