Money is something that greatly affects the people of this planet. It has been said that it is the 'root of all evil'. I would like to challenge this assumption. Money, I feel, is merely a conduit of energy. It can be used for both negative and positive purposes. Money gives people the ability to make choices and it is these choices that I would like to focus upon today.
For those with money, they carry with them a responsibility. An example being that when many come into money quickly, through a lottery win or similar, they do not usually have the skills to manage the money and for 95% of people it typically lasts only a couple of years.
Success is something that is made up of a sturdy foundation—built with basic steps that anyone may implement. Whilst success may seem to evade the greater population—it is available to each of us equally.
Failing to plan is planning to fail; therefore, one of the fundamental requirements of success is to research and plan carefully.
Fear is the enemy of success. If we think ‘perhaps I will not make it’, then that is exactly what will happen! Shifting our thoughts to positive affirmations (such as: “Through diligent research and planning I Am successful”) and combining this with positive action in the form of research and planning, will begin to form a sturdy foundation for success.
Why do some people seem to get all the breaks and yet for many of us we just seem to come up against brick walls? Ironically, the brick wall we are being blocked by is not the issue, it is continuing to focus on the brick wall after it has appeared in our life that manifests a further impediment with the same or another brick wall!
We all know that the first brick wall we come up against is real! In fact it is a damn difficult annoyance!
Some days life feels as though it is just not flowing. We are however, always exactly where we are meant to be! What! How can I be exactly where I am meant to be and subsist through so much suffering? Life does not seem fair!
Extraordinarily, life is completely fair. In fact we merely reap what we sow in a manner that is conducive to us learning ongoing lessons for our spiritual growth – for our evolvement as a human if you will.
Imagine for a moment that your life is represented by a field – one acre in size. Reflecting back over your life – visualise that every time you have had a negative thought or said something negative or done something negative, that this has planted vividly negative seeds in the field of your life. As time progressed, these seeds grew into horrible looking, twisted and thorny weeds representing all the ill fortune, negative events and negative people in your life.
Are you a workaholic? Do you work extra hours in the hope of making enough money for that future day? Perhaps that day will never come - you may pass away - I hope that you don't. Karma is a funny thing, if we don't take a look at our lives, we may get "Run over by The Karma Bus"!
Living in the present moment can be drastically affected by our attitude and our attitude is shaped often by the stresses in our life. A possible stress for many of us is money