We're greedy little brats charging fees for things we harvest for free from Mother Earth. We went on to create a complicated system of trade and money that only seems to serve itself and enslaves us.
How can we get out of this mess? How can we overcome this?
asked 10 Apr '10, 00:03
Because we've been conditioned to believe that accumulating stuff is a symbol of how well we're doing on this journey, we spend a lot of time striving to do well and enslaving ourselves, in the process, to the status symbols.
Most spiritual teachings point out the importance of observing nature because it shows how everything works in harmony with an abundance for all without the striving. Unfortunately we humans have let our false self take over - so the game is all about accumulating enough before someone else gets it. We have become disconnected from our Source and if we devoted our time to plugging back in we would realize that there is more than *enough * for everyone and how much richer our lives would be and we wouldn't hesitate to give away anything.
The only way we can overcome this is to put into practice those famous words of Gandhi - "Be the change you want to see."
answered 10 Apr '10, 01:51
It's not the money that enslaves us; it's the beliefs and attitudes about money that enslave us
Money in and of itself is neither positive or negative; it's the things we do with that money that matter. Further, money only measures people's desire for things; it doesn't necessarily measure true worth, but only what people think things are worth.
Overcoming the shackles of money is done like all other things: one person at a time, by appealing to a higher order. In the context of the Law of Attraction, this means having faith in the ability of the universe to provide, a belief that abundance prevails, and the knowledge that money is not the only way (and maybe not even the best way) to obtain the things you want.
In truth nothing is free not even in nature, if you pick a pear off a tree you just cost that tree as that is one less fruit to fall to the ground and fertilize and seed the ground for more pear trees.
If we pick a carrot from the ground we just killed that carrot completely it cost that carrot it's life, it can not survive since it is whole as it is.
So nature does not give freely just because we take from nature does not mean it gives, everything in nature seems to take from each other for self survival -nothing gives freely-, a deer doesn't want to be a leopards food, nor does a leopard want to be a bear's food.
A money system is a system that is an effective way of progress that cost no one their lives or their children's lives. It seems by comparison more compassionate than nature's survival of the fittest way of taking everything for self preservation.
Without money there would be no internet or computers, money also motivates progress as well as finances it.
answered 10 Apr '10, 09:01
I always liked Gene Roddenberry take on money in Star Trek. **
answered 16 Apr '10, 11:20
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