What are we Striving for?

“What we Strive for is, What we’re not. Look at An Apple tree which strives to be a full fledged Apple tree, bears leaves, tries to be a fully grown Apple tree and bears gift of Apple fruits. An Apple Tree Doesn’t strive to be a Mango Tree. Every Creatures Likewise tries to be full of what they’re. Only We Human Don’t know how to fully strive to being Human” – Keya

Your Career shouldn’t be the Purpose of your life. A Person Wants to be a Doctor or an  Engineer, Scientist or  Musician, Writer or a Poet. And once the person reaches his Goal he must be striving to make more money or higher Status.

For an Example :Doctors, on average, are also paid well, and have positions of high status. A sign of living happily. You’re Perfect Now. But, in essence Excellence is the very opposite of PerfectionismPerfectionism is losing your true self in the demands of society, and trying to emulate a person who is not you and whom you can never become. Excellence, on the other hand, is becoming the centre of your own universe, and from that grounded, centred position, shining your light into the world by using your unique talents.

I’ve found Six Practises to implement to strive Full Human. These are:

  1.  Accept The Hardship: All life demands struggle, including an Earthworm, a bird, King of Jungle Lion to an Ant. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish, and insensitive to the real values of life. The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person to become full fledged Human.
  2.  Someone will Always Have More Than You: It doesn’t matter what I achieve in life, someone, somewhere will always have more than we do. Someone will always be smarter, stronger, and will have more money.  The minute you figure that out, you will be a happier person.
  3. Everything Happens For a Reason:  This is a hard one for me too. It is a hard one for anyone really.  No one really knows why things happen.  I have to believe it is all part of a bigger plan.  Why do people get sick?  Why do people die?  Why do relationships end?  Why are we here?  Why are we dealt a bad hand?  Truthfully, only one person can answer that question.  Breathe.  Enjoy life.
  4. Trying to Control The Uncontrollable: I am an anxious person.  I am always trying to find out how I can control a situation.  You know, I can’t.  It is going to happen regardless.  If I have sleepless nights over losing a job because of a bad economy, then I have wasted energy.   If you are religious/Spiritual, you will trust that things will just have a way of working themselves out.
  5. Treating Every Day Like It is Your Last:  The one thing that is certain in this life is that we will  Embrace every moment.  Treasure friendships that are meaningful.  Spend time with the ones that mean the most to you.   Do things that this wonderful world has to offer.  Your judgement day will come one day. It may come sooner than you think 🙂
  6.  Showing Compassion: When they make mistakes or hurt you. Instead, try to put yourself in their shoes, and think…

“Excellence” is the gradual result of always striving to do better.

 

 

 

 

 

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Spirituality doesn’t mean you have to be poverty stricken

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Goddess Abundantia is the Roman Goddess of Abundance, Good fortune and Success. Her name means “Plenty” or “Overflowing riches”. She has also been called “The beautiful Maiden of Success”.

“Money should be in your wallet, not in your heart and mind”

“It’s a survival Instinct”

“It is not that wealth is intrinsically evil, or that poverty is blessed.”

“Prosperity is chief qualifies of the lord of the Universe”

What is Spirituality?

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Hindu “Goddess Lakshmi” of wealth, fortune and prosperity. Her four hands represent four goals of important to the Hindu way of life: Dharma-Artha-Kama-Moksha
Spirituality is everything. Spirituality is about applying spiritual wisdom in life and resolving karma. In remembering and reconnecting with that truth you open yourself up to practices to help you be more, have more and do more…namely FUN. In applying spiritual wisdom in your life to increase the power of your potential and the power of you, abundance is an outcome that you can choose. However if you choose not for whatever reason it doesn’t mean that you have less spirituality it just means you haven’t resolved the money and/or abundance stuff. The reason why spirituality isn’t about money, yet money is spiritual is because abundance is a fact and a universal state and not dependent on how spiritually adept you are. It is simply about how much you accept abundance as a fact and live and create your reality in light of that truth.

For many centuries Popes, Philosophers, Monks,Spiritual gurus criticizing money as devil. And, we have validate the belief that people who are wealthy, are not good people. And our subconscious mind feels guilty about earning money or acquiring wealth. The reason why fear of success holds many people back.

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Maslow’s hierarchy of needs

Dr Demartini has a profound way of growing wealth using Universal laws. He points to both the benefits and limitations about how modern day spirituality approaches the money conversation and how most people are stuck in spiritual materialism, their own psychology, or the guilt and shame associated with money and personal growth. Learning h distinction between narcissism and altruism and how understanding both is key to growing your income. By attending this talk, you’ll be sure to learn a few key mindsets to change your paradigm around money and spirituality so you can live a more abundant, awakened life without the guilty baggage.

Nature is in abundant; and nature is spiritual too. We can’t detach ourself  from responsibility to our family,  society, to our neighbors, government and more importantly to our own self.  even animal, birds, ants and all the living creatures struggle for their needs, hunger and territory. So, is that make animal kingdom less spiritual?

Money is spiritual but having it or not doesn’t make you less or more spiritual!

It is possible to be financially abundant whilst following a spiritual path.

Wealth and Abundance in Hinduism and spirituality:

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Hindu way of life: Dharma-Artha-Kama-Moksha
  1. Dharma: Duty & Responsibilities.
  2. Artha:  Wealth
  3. Kama: Enjoyment
  4. Moksha: Liberation

According to Hinduism, earning wealth is the primary aims ( PusrushArthas) of Human life. But, in Hinduism wealth earned and only spent on own pleasure is devil and wealth earned and also spent for the sake of Dharma(Duty/ Responsibilities) is Divine!

Alfred Marshall’s theory of Economics:

He began with metaphysics, specifically “the philosophical foundation of knowledge, especially in relation to theology.” He saw that the duty of economics was to improve material conditions, but such improvement would occur, Marshall believed, only in connection with social and political forces. His interest in liberalism, socialism, trade unions, women’s education, poverty and progress reflect the influence of his early social philosophy on his later activities and writings.

When money earned is not Spiritual?

Money that is earned through bad sources like corrupted politics, corrupted business, ransom money, Black money, Profit from the sale of narcotics,  guns, or other illegal activities. Money is not blissful for what you can’t give enough time for your family, Society and Bhakti(Devotion)

Greed: Blood Diamond 

Acquiring Political Power and misuse: All the King’s Men (1949)

Difference between Materialism and Wealth: 

  • A desire for wealth and material possessions with little interest no interest  in ethical and spiritual matter.
  • Materialism when you have earned so much of money but but you can’t keep a peaceful life, your disputes between family, wife/husband/children/parents. Spiritual wealth is about bringing peace and joy to your family, pleasant moments between you and your spouse, with your children. 
  • Materialism is buying things we don’t need and buying things/material object just to impress people.