Each new day presents opportunities to embrace and expand your spiritual life, whether spending time in an office, caring for your family, or a combination of both. Choosing and developing career choices that speak to spiritual objectives—such as compassion, honesty, and enthusiasm—allows growth in all directions, not only at home or in your community. When we incorporate these paths of personal growth and compassion within the workday, we come much closer to a life of fulfillment—making a career more than just a financially sustaining necessity, but also a way to spread kindness to all corners of our lives.
It all starts with the days, the tiny moments. These moments create opportunities to connect with coworkers, clients, and everyone our work touches. No matter where we are in both our spiritual journeys and career paths, it’s never too early to reframe your daily prayer or meditation practice. Not only do these actions guide us toward more meaningful actions, but they also point us in a career direction more attuned to our strengths and unique purpose. Above all, taking more time to re-center adds meaning to the small details of work, helps you remain focused and enthusiastic, and spreads compassion to those around you.
There are many ways to build a daily practice. You may begin by breaking down the day itself—this way it becomes easier to pinpoint the moments where calm and presence can be reincorporated for balance. Explore the following methods for integrating private meditation and prayer into your mornings, work breaks, evenings, and overall career.