Wearing Turban in Public and on the job

How can we feel comfortable about wearing turbans in public and on the job?

Wearing Turban in Public and on the job

Just do it! In the words of Siri Singh Sahib Yogi Bhajan, “It’s not the life you lead, it’s the courage you bring to it.” Being a Sikh means having a distinct identity, and maintaining that identity takes courage. If you are a fully committed Sikh, then you already have everything it takes to boldly wear a turban with a projection of confidence and contentment.

Wearing Turban in Public and on the job

Wearing Turban in Public and on the job

Remind yourself that the turban is a spiritual crown that says you cannot be bought or corrupted at any price. Remind yourself that the crown represents royalty, and walk with the knowledge that you are a Lion or Princess of the Guru.

Many people are awed by the statement we make when we walk, wearing full bana, into a room full of non-Sikhs. People will respect you so long as you respect yourself and your faith and the commitment it represents.

Wearing Turban in Public and on the job

Many non-Sikh employers hire members of our community because they are Sikh, because of all we represent. Employers trust or are fascinated by our identity and our projection, rather than put off by it. Let your Sikh identity work for you!

Wearing Turban in Public and on the job

By the way, it is against federal law, and many state laws, to discriminate against potential employees because of their religious garb.