Spiritual Capitalism: Who is our customer?

Recently I saw an online poster picture of a saying that said, “A person who is nice to you, but is not nice to the waiter is not a nice person.” That kind of sums it up. When we go out and about in the world are we aware that God is everywhere always. It’s a hard consciousness to acquire because for us mere mortals that’s what it is, coming into consciousness.

When we meet people, those meetings are not happenstance encounters. There are no accidents. If we look at people we can see God’s Love/Karma to fulfill in every moment. God is always there in the waiter, the bellhop, the bank teller, the mechanic and the accountant. God is also our boss, our wife, our children and our parents. We can just see them as examples of Christ or spiritual beings and treat them as such.  The waiter example is perfect. Are we normally nice, civil, courteous to ALL.   Especially since a waiter has to fulfill their job.   If anything goes terribly amiss can’t we find recourse always with the management.  Isn’t it up to us to give people the benefit of the doubt.

We would do well to emulate that consideration of the other person, like we were the waiter, the bellhop, the bank teller, or the accountant. We should serve them. Not as a role reversal, but as Spiritual Beings ourselves.  We should pay it forward. 

If you want to invest in something(because we believe in ourselves), if you still think you want to promote something, why not advance the ideas of God’s economy: Love, charity, civility, tolerance, understanding & kindness. Not in personal selfishness but in collective wholeness. Not in “I’ll get mine” but “someday we’ll get there…together.”

My co-spiritual advocate Souldipper has stated it best in one of her comments, “not as promotion but as example.”  I’m not saying be nice to get yours, I’m saying that the seemingly simple act of love and consideration is the most meaningful thing we can do.  For all intents and purposes our world normally might say”Well, I didn’t get anything out of that gesture.” In fact though those considerations may very well be some of the most important things in the universe.

I’m saying that as we walk out and about that we should not be thinking, even subconsciously, “oh, an important person, an unimportant person, an important person, an unimportant person….”, they are all important, all the time. Everyone is our customer.

When chance meeting that other person we should remember this,

He who is not a good servant will not be a good master.
                                                                   Plato
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8 Responses to “Spiritual Capitalism: Who is our customer?”

  1. Professor Taboo Says:

    Well done, and excellent point by Souldipper! 🙂

  2. informationforager Says:

    Thanks. I have a small group of Spiritual helpers(yourself included) that help carry the torch. I keep having misspellings in my title because the spell check doesn’t seem to check(and I can’t spell). Anyway it’s corrected now. Thanks for the comments.

  3. Spiritual Capitalism: Who is our customer? (via SpiritualThemes) | pangelinguagloriosi Says:

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    • informationforager Says:

      Thanks for the ping. It’s free knowledge that helps us all. Forgive me for being over the top but children learning to read, people in happy marriages, communion with nature, & watching a starry night of God’s Universe is helping us all. Thanks again.

  4. souldipper Says:

    One of my mentors in the business world said to me, “When you are responsible for employees, be who you have most respected in leadership.”

    I respected a man who had thousands of employees. When he walked into each office, he had taken the time to learn our names. Although I knew he would forget our names before the next office, I remembered the feeling of being important enough for him to make the effort so he could say my name.

    That same man had a heart that was consistently good. No one was happy the day he retired.

  5. informationforager Says:

    Thank you Souldipper. I sounds like he had it. He knew where the ball bounces,….. ’nuff said. Peace be with you.

  6. iamforchange Says:

    Great post and I hope you don’t mind I added your link to my page. I also thank you for sharing your thoughts and posts they are enlightening and enrich my own perspective and soul!

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