Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Sights, Sounds, Speculations and Stargazing

With the weather changing for the better but most of the population unsure of what mother nature will send their way we can always look to the consistent yet rarely earth shattering Seven Day Sights, Sounds, Speculations and Stargazing from our wonderfully challenging world.

Well I have just about had enough of people that whine about ‘rich’ people having a cause. Have you ever been around people that let off blasts like, “Well they wouldn’t be saving the rain forest if they didn’t have all that money?” Every day I hear a variety of callous remarks directed towards the Oprahs, Bonos and the generally successful of our world. Here is my take. They have money; they feel like they can make a difference because of that money and so they try to do just that; make a difference. Let them spend their time and money trying to make this a better place to live. Chances are this is what made them great people and extremely successful to start with. We should all be so driven.

The other thing that is very ironic about the blamers or people that whine are that they tend to be two things: jealous and broke. Do your own test but when you hear someone talking about a celebrity just looking for publicity while they invest millions of dollars in time and money in their favourite charity. Ask them if they are broke? I will guarantee you that 100% are either broke financially or broke mentally…….

From that little tirade let us explore the attitude people have towards money. Ask a room full of friends if they are motivated by fear when it comes to work and money. Largely the group will say that they aren’t because that is the correct moral choice. Who, after all, wants to look like fear is a reason to get up in the morning?

Now as k the same group if security is a motivator for earning money and going to work every day. Largely the group will all raise their hands and say yes.

Here is the thing that makes this all wrong and worth thinking about. Security is based on insecurity and thus is the exact same thing as being motivated by fear. Insecurity is fear. Many of us feel we are working or living to a higher moral standard than we actually are. Most of us live and understand only how to operate on a platform of insecurity. I look to people like the Dali Lama to show me that security is based in personal enlightenment. I also look at people like Donald Trump to showcase that a personal drive can always help you bounce back financially. [Note: The Donald has lost more than a billion dollars and then returned to being a billionaire because he believes in himself and is secure in that belief.]

Moral: Live the life you want without fear. The fear will hold you back from being the greatest person you were destined to be.

Well that’s it; a couple of points to digest and ponder while you rush about. Comments are welcome and we will see you next week for some more Sights, Sounds, Speculations and Stargazing from our wonderfully challenging world.

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