Is this possible?
I say YES, but will only say why after a few of you have answered.
Agree, or disagree?
asked 03 Feb '13, 07:30
I think poor is a poor word , lol We make a judgement around something based on our own experiences and what to one may appear lack to another could be very wealthy . My own daughter 2 years ago was in a place that she thought of as financial drought and so got most upset when someone said "whats your problem that ( fill in the gap ) only costs $10 ". At that point in time it was beyond her reach , fast forward to yesterday , where her income now, by comparison to then, would to some folks be beyond comprehension ( OMG , HOW did things turn around like that so fast ) and she's saying , "oh , phfft , that's nothing it's only $10 mum " So my thought is it's not the money but the mindset around it . Personally I am more happy with a cheese sandwich than a gourmet meal , lol
Love this question Jai ... if what you mean by being poor is being without dollars, then the answer to your question is a definite Yes ... when your essential energy, that is, your soul, is in contact with your inner guide, individual source, guardian angel or however you would like to name it, then this connection puts everything lovingly into perspective and carries the soul to a place of extreme happiness regardless of whatever is going on in the outside world ... here is a graphic illustration of "the state of integrated successful spiritual living is known simply as: self ascension" ...
or in the words of a man on death row;
be a king or a road sweeper
we all bow to the grim reaper
When we are poor (monetarily), we come to a place where we have to depend on a Higher Power (whom I call God) to supply us with our daily bread. If we trust that God will do this, and I mean truly trust, then He will. Having this Faith makes us very rich in Spirit. We are not spending all our time chasing the almighty coins of the world, but rather, we start to feed our spirits with what they require to survive our poverty. This search can make us very happy indeed. We find out that it brings peace to our souls. God will provide, and we should not worry.
It is like we are the children, and God is the Father. He hears us ask for our daily bread, and because he loves us, He freely gives it to us.
This is what I have learned, and sometimes it is is scary, for I am only human, but the more I depend on God, the happier I am.
answered 05 Feb '13, 01:42
It's all relative. If the person thinks they are poor they may have trouble being truly happy. But if they are only poor in the outside observer's eyes, yet they don't notice it themselves, they can be truly happy.
I have known many who by my standards have less than what I would consider acceptable yet they are very happy.
answered 05 Feb '13, 09:35
If poor is a value describing word with the association of unhappiness So if you think that something/being is poor ,and poor is equal with unhappiness. Then No.
answered 06 Feb '13, 02:35
money buys food, money buys heating and pays for health care or medicine to relieve physical suffering, money is essential to our way of life. Without food we starve, without heating we freeze. Too much money can bring complications that send the mind racing. Being too caught up in making money can take true happiness away and replace it with fake and fleeting happiness. Many gurus/teachers start off with good intention but then power/money corrupts i believe that no one is immune from the corruption/craziness that large sums of money can bring. A great piece of advice i read once was "when choosing a guru or teacher that claims to be enlightened take a look at his possessions, if he has few follow him, if he has many do not."
answered 16 Feb '13, 01:59
Jesus said, "If your leaders say to you, 'Look, the (Father's) kingdom is in the sky,' then the birds of the sky will precede you. If they say to you, 'It is in the sea,' then the fish will precede you. Rather, the (Father's) kingdom is within you and it is outside you.
When you know yourselves, then you will be known, and you will understand that you are children of the living Father. But if you do not know yourselves, then you live in poverty, and you are the poverty."
How many are rich in this world but do not help other people? They might see them self as rich in this world and self-righteous proud of them self praising them self for money,material gain,power and desire.but in fact they are lost in their own delusion of power and desire.They are the cause of the imbalence in this world,because of their greed,lust and ignorance.They will often do to other what they hate because of this,even if they would not like that someone else do it to them.They go in extremes and will fall in the opposite of what they are seeking.They reap what they sow,and have their reward in this world.
For it is written: "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate."
Where is the wise man? Where is the scholar? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?
For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe.
Jesus said, "The Father's kingdom is like a merchant who had a supply of merchandise and found a pearl. That merchant was prudent; he sold the merchandise and bought the single pearl for himself.
So also with you, seek his treasure that is unfailing, that is enduring, where no moth comes to eat and no worm destroys."
Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."
answered 16 Feb '13, 18:19
Richness is the richness of the soul, there are many people who posses wealth, or are possesed by wealth, but they are suffering poverty inside
answered 22 Oct '15, 17:54
Yes. With the right mind a struggle can turn in to something beautiful. A person poor in material things can become rich in spirit and more. This persons circumstances could be a time for growth and for change. For them life becomes a strategy to catapult them into something even better and greater. Anything the mind can perceive or think up the mind can achieve and more. For me it's more about beliefs and overcoming those barriers. Some people have faith in material things which is good and others have faith in spiritual growth on a much higher level. It depends on how the person thinks.
The information I've found on inward quest seems to be way above and beyond anything I've read or been taught in school, at places of worship at sermons ext...
Personally I think life goes on forever. I think there is always growth and everything is always expanding forever. With this understanding I feel like I don't need to worry.
I just see problems as stuff that needs to be cleaned up.
I think people who are happy look beyond their problems regardless of their circumstances.
They've probably reached a very high level of understanding.
These day's I find meaning even in the most mundane of tasks. I see any kind of labor or task as a workout for my spirit.
answered 01 May, 14:52
Bashar on Abundance:
"The ability to do what you need to do when you need to do it."
"Do you hear anything in there about money?"
answered 30 Jun, 17:13
Hi, I believe it is possible to be happy and live in a state of poverty. Some people believe it is noble to be poor. For some reason or reasons they don't want a life of riches. It has been said that poverty is a mental illness, there is no need for anyone to be poor and do without. I am poor. It's a fact, a reality, not something I think or believe, but fact. What I would like from life is everything I have now, but a better quality of what I have now. I have never had money in large quantities, it just doesn't happen for me. I do however have my health. I am nearly 57 and fit for my age. Logic tells you that I shouldn't be fit, but I am! I have my health but not the money. I don't crave the riches of the world. For example: i don't crave large quantities of material stuff. Castles, schooners, islands, supercars with go faster stripes, mansions with 5 kitchens, 14 bedrooms are not my thing. I would love to own a leica camera or two and travel. Photography and travel are what I love. I don't crave money or have a love for money, but we need it, It is the difference between what we do or don't do. Maybe my attitude is wrong and that might explain why I don't have any? I believe there is some money on it's way to me and it's mine whether I like it or not. Am I happy? Yes, I believe I am, but could be happier. Take care Chris
answered 01 May, 13:20
If you are seeing this message then the Inward Quest system has noticed that your web browser is behaving in an unusual way and is now blocking your active participation in this site for security reasons. As a result, among other things, you may find that you are unable to answer any questions or leave any comments. Unusual browser behavior is often caused by add-ons (ad-blocking, privacy etc) that interfere with the operation of our website. If you have installed these kinds of add-ons, we suggest you disable them for this website