"When understood, the Buddha’s universe..is anything but alien and inhibiting. It is a world full of hope, where everything we need to do can be done and everything that matters is within human reach. It is a world where kindness, unselfishness, non-violence, and compassion achieve what self-interest and arrogance cannot. It is a world where any human can be happy in goodness and the fullness of giving." ❦ Eknath Easwara

September 29, 2011

Spiritual Practice and Money

"Spiritual practice must include everything, even the temporal worldliness of money. We may imagine that, spiritual practitioners that we are, finances are not worthy of our consideration; yet these issues make an especially rich field for practice.

Money issues are rarely about money—try to see them with clarity and precision. Then bring awareness to the well of emotion out of which your beliefs and behaviors arise.

You may discover that behind most financial insecurity is the terror of losing control or feeling helpless. Honestly facing this fear is the price we face to be free."

Ezra Bayda
Saying Yes to Life (Even the Hard Parts)
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