Saturday, March 24, 2012

Karma In Business And In Life

Karma in business and in life – Good Karma brings success, bad Karma failure. Once you know what Karma is, and how it works, you will have the golden key of success and happiness. Then it is only necessary to apply it. How does Karma relate to “Revenue Cycle Strategies for Healthcare?” We can benefit personally and professionally on a daily basis by using the ideals and philosophies of Karma. So how do we do that you ask? We understand how we are approaching the challenges and issues we face daily serving patients and our healthcare organizations and take a different approach to the way we operate.
Karma is a very old word, from the Sanskrit, an ancient and no longer spoken language. However, due to the importance of Karma, the word and its meaning have been kept alive down through the centuries, transmitted from the lips of the teacher to the ears of the devotee. Samyutta Nikaya states:
“According to the seed that’s sown,
So is the fruit you reap there from,
Doer of good will gather good,
Doer of evil, evil reaps,
Down is the seed and thou shalt taste
The fruit thereof.”
In today’s business world and in life, it is good to remember the old proverb: “what goes around comes around”. The status eventually returns to its original value after completing some sort of cycle. A person’s actions, whether good or bad, will often have consequences for that person.
Have you heard about the popular book titled “The Secret“? In 2004, the author,Rhonda Byrne, through selective perception discovered the idea behind the secret laws and principles of the universe. As she notes in her book, she didn’t invent this mysterious concept. “The Secret has been passed down through the ages… coveted, hidden, lost, stolen, bought for vast sums of money, and known by some of the most exceptional people who ever lived: Plato, Galileo, Da Vinci, Beethoven, Edison, and Einstein, to name but a few.”
There is nothing earth shattering, about this book or the concepts behind it. The idea and premise behind the book “The Secret” are similar to the concept of Karma. It is well known anyone can change the outcome of their personal or business experience by applying the laws of Karma. An example of lacking the application of Karma is operating with the mindset: “well that’s the way we have always done things.” If you attach negative thoughts to your daily business dealings, it will only result in shattered expectations, reduced satisfaction and poor performance. Since people are the foundation and driving force for any healthcare business, wouldn’t it be better to send out positive thoughts into the universe than negative? We all can have unlimited abundance if we are not constantly sending out negative thoughts and feelings into the universe.
The ancient philosophers in many ways are analogous to today’s songwriters. Jason Mraz writes in the lyrics of “The Sunshine Song”
“Somehow the sun keeps shining upon you,
While I struggle to get mine.
If there’s a light in everybody,
Send out your ray of sunshine.”
Ask yourself, what kind of Karma are you sending out into the universe every day and what do you expect to get back? I welcome your thoughts about this post.

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