This is my first spiritually minded blog in a long time. This is because my life has gotten very practical, as I have needed to get my wits about me while running a business.
The beauty of being a businessman is the need to be extremely real. There can be no illusions, fantasy, or ‘fudging’ of the facts. Everything must be seen as it is. Only then can appropriate action be made. For this reason my spirituality has become extremely practical. And my mission has become very clear.
Part one of my mission is to create musical instruments that promote a sense of freedom to the musician. This is in the hopes that said musician will experience inner bliss and expressiveness in themselves more, and the listener will be transported to that place while listening. The second part of my mission is to make money. Only by being profitable can I continue the first part of my mission.
In the start of my journey as a manufacturer my focus was on part one of my mission. But soon I realized how temporary that part of my mission would be if I went out of business. This required me to take responsibility for aspects of the business I never dreamed possible for myself. But as I took greater and greater responsibility I discovered greater and greater power. I discovered abilities within myself I never thought possible before.
I also discovered that to be responsible I needed to make good decisions. To make good decisions requires ‘clarity mind’. Clarity mind is a sense of clarity of observation looking past ones opinions and feelings to see things simply as they are. This means overcoming defensiveness, anger, righteousness, desire, and expectations. Meditation has become invaluable to me in this regard. In the silence and emptiness, clarity and clear sight are found. In that clarity are the correct answers!
When acting from clarity and responsibility I have found a divine power and flow that is magical. This is allowing me to design products better and run a business better. I am still learning, but this process is obvious to me now.
Practically speaking a new mouthpiece design that might have taken me a week to create might only take an hour now. With ‘clarity mind’ the knowledge of what to do next is just there.
It is fascinating to me how I don’t talk spiritually much anymore. I think this is because all my spiritual tools are being used to create tangible physical results in life now. So they do not seem ‘spiritual’ or in any way separate from other tools, such as milling machines, or the Internet. Spiritual tools are simply a different type of tools that gets real results if used properly.