Video Discussion: Obligation

By Paige Brady, April 10, 2013  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Paige Brady

Recently, John Mackey got together with Dr. Marc Gafni to discuss common themes from their newly released books. John Mackey, along with co-author Raj Sisodia, lays out a bold blueprint for capitalism in Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business. Philosopher, visionary scholar, and wisdom teacher Dr. Marc Gafni takes the age-old teachings of enlightenment and updates them into compelling, relevant and powerful tools for living a life of success and significance in Your Unique Self: The Radical Path to Personal Enlightenment. In this 7-part series, John and Marc share their thoughts on: creativity, the unique self, conscious capitalism, love, obligation, jealousy and shadow.


We all cringe when we hear the word obligation and think about something imposed upon us that is a burden and limits our freedom. Enter into a new understanding of obligation, which comes from the deepest wells of your love.




Bob says ...
Whole Foods has an obligation to its customers that love the concept and the service at their local stores. We are frequent patrons at the Brassiere in the Mountain Brook store and we expect that this concept will remain in place. We do not purchase food from the hot bar and we will not come to the store for a sandwich station. We will come to the store to eat at the Brassiere. We also purchase grocery items after our meal. This is a great concept, and the Brassiere is the best restaurant in Birmingham!
11/16/2013 11:01:42 PM CST
Marsha Hoilman says ...
Hello, I might be posting this at the wrong location. If I am, I apologize and hope it somehow reaches the correct person. I've only today been exploring the WHOLE FOODS site and noticed something that brought tears to my eyes--tears of joy! As a wheelchair user I am unable to do my own grocery shopping. (I can't push a cart and wheel myself at the same time! Plus, many items on shelves are too high to reach.) I noticed that WHOLE FOODS has a computerized system where I could order my own groceries and they will be delivered to me! OMG!!! What a blessing that would be! Grocery shopping and filling my gas tank are the last two problems I have not been able to solve in order to feel truly independent. I checked and even though we do have a WHOLE FOODS store, Savannah is not one of the Georgia cities in which you deliver. I hope, I pray, that it soon will be and then I can do my own shopping! What a fabulous service that would provide. PLEASE!
02/28/2015 10:31:53 AM CST
Marie Lehman says ...
I am grateful to the Augusta, GA Whole Foods staff for finding and returning my iPhone which I left on a lunch table last week. I called to see if it had been found, talked to Tyrell, who had the phone and said he would keep it safe until I could pick it up. A huge thank you! Marie
05/08/2015 5:08:41 PM CDT