Thoughts on Thinking

"When somebody persuades me that I am wrong, I change my mind. What do you do?" John Maynard Keynes

"If you're unhappy with your life, change your thinking." Charles Fillmore

"The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it." Eckhart Tolle

"People are not disturbed by things, but by the view they take of them." Epictetus

"The unexamined life is not worth living." Socrates

"Consciousness is a terrible thing to waste." PunditGeorge

Thursday, January 30, 2014

The Vicious Cycle

A long time ago I overheard a discussion about money and how it flows.  The context was how, if all wealth (a.k.a. money) was suddenly dispersed in equal amounts to everyone, it would take about two years for the money (a.k.a. wealth) to return to those that initially created it.

In the ensuing decades I’ve kept that discussion on a back-burner, so to speak.  I know, and you probably do as well, people who are good at creating (attracting) money.  Some manage it well (in the opinion of outsiders) and others don’t or can’t.  Yet regardless, money continues to find them.  Or, in other cases, money remains elusive.  In effect, money (property) comes to those who have a consciousness for it.  And vice-versa.

The constant is consciousness and not the money or material substance.  Such is an ancient conundrum – those that have, prosper, and those without, lose what they have.  The two conditions are not linked and have nothing to do with one another in the sense that someone’s gain causes someone else to lose.  The person with the “gain” has his/her attention on prosperity.  The person with the “loss” has his/her attention on the lack of prosperity.

Quick side-bar:  This is about money, not happiness or other quality of Life factor.  Many folks have a wonderful consciousness to attract Joy and delight but may not have the easy attraction for wealth.  And vice-versa.  As one wag remarked (also a long time ago) “would you rather have a million dollars or a millions friends?”  Duh.  A friend would likely spot you a buck and you’d have a lot of people to play with.

Through the years I’ve come to accept the conclusion of that long-ago discussion.  No one can take from you anything that your consciousness is attuned.  On the other hand, no one can give you anything that your consciousness can’t accept.  Whatever is “given” simply won’t remain.  The universal Law of Attraction trumps.

Resentment and envy are feelings indicating attention on the lack of something in one’s life experience.  That attention will produce more.  In a sense, he/she will create and abundance of things to resent and envy by the constant thinking about the lack of, or absence of, the something.  It is known as the vicious cycle.

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