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Saturday, April 8, 2017

We all tread two paths in this life


According to many bonafide spiritual masters and even medical doctors, we all tread two paths in this lifetime...the path of survival (e.g. money) and the path of love. As you can see, the path of love is totally positive, supportive and constructive. When you are loved, you feel empowered. Your health is better and you can give abundantly in your activities. However, the path of money is different. Money concerns leads to stress, bad health, and eventually you can come down with one or more chronic illnesses due to this unrelenting stress. What is the solution? Well, for me, the solution has always been to consume less. As you have a life based on simplicity, then you will need less money and then the money concern is downgraded at least in part. Also, the less time you spend making money, the more time you will have for activities that are centered around charity and goodwill. Whether it is meditation or prayer or teaching, goodwill uplifts everyone. The key to making this shift is simple: you need to remember that you are not your assets or your activity. You simply are. Your presence is what matters, and there is no commercial or economic activity that can change who you are as a person. This is a great spiritual understanding that can help you to mitigate financial stress and then participate in activities centered around goodwill and charity. If we all can make this tiny shift, in person and in group, then society will be transformed before you know it, for the better. 

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