“The possession of material riches, without inner peace, is like dying of thirst while bathing in a lake.” – Paramahansa Yogananda, yogi & guru
Chances are you may have attempted to “buy into” this enlightening mentality at some point. Yet when surrounded by want-filling, subliminal messaging where “more is better”…it’s an uphill battle! And the engulfing greed can mold us into materialistic followers- overstuffed on the outside; unfulfilled on the inside. This does not mean salvation comes from the shedding of the “stuff”… after all, a wannabe, martyr-like gesture is just band-aid therapy for the evil root. The enriching point is simple: Fill what’s empty. Empty what’s full. Too often we expect purchases and possession to make up for our inner deficits of love, attention, respect, loyalty, harmony, fellowship…the list goes on! Instead, max out your spending of time, energy and efforts in focusing inward to create fullness. Quench your thirst with fresh appreciation of the people, places, and experiences that have magically crafted your life. Folks, sanctuary doesn’t come from a sales guy. Understand that, and relish the returns of priceless peace of mind.