Sunday, July 31, 2011
Money is not a Bad Thing
How sad! I know that many people are raised in homes where they are told that money is evil (the quote is that it is the ROOT of all evil, by the way), and similar stories about how it is somehow better and more noble to be poor than to be rich. Give me a break!
I've been poor and homeless, and I've been really well off (with my husband and I making a good 6 figures a year). Let me tell you something flat out: there is nothing Noble about being broke. It's that simple.
It is much easier to advance spiritually when I have extra money around than when I am working 3 jobs 85-100 hours a week. Do you really think I had time to meditate or reflect on my inner state of being when I was too busy trying to scrape up something to eat because it had been two or three days since my last meal?
So please, for the love of whichever God (or Goddess) you may feel like worshipping, stop focusing on lack. Stop telling people that there is something wrong with making money or having more than enough. If I don't have enough, there is no way I can help anyone else. The Universe is a vast and rich place, and there is enough for everyone. In fact, there is more than enough. There is no terrible cost to having money. To think so, in my opinion, is a tragedy.
When we can all realize that and concentrate on how much we have, we will see that money is not a bad thing. In fact it is very, very good.And you can take that to the bank! ;)
Posted by Ame at 9:13 PM