We live in a world that involves “pairs of opposites.” Great spiritual teachers from around the world recognized this thousands of years ago. A thing is quelled by its opposite.
Perhaps the most famous symbol of this is the Tao symbol. It’s a visualization of the fact that the universe is made up of these opposites and there is a little of each in the other. They are also constantly in flux and interacting with each other to balance the other.
When you think about the greed that exists the world – I don’t mean healthy aspiration – I mean unhealthy greed; there’s a tendency to get angry and fight against it.
Buddha pulled on this string of opposites in the first chapter of the Dhammapada. He commented, “Hatred is not conquered by hatred. Hatred is conquered by love. This is a law universal.”
Things are a balanced by their opposite. The way to counter greed in the world is with its opposite – generosity.
This affirmation helps remind you to increase the generosity to counter the greed.
Just in case no one else has reminded you today, you are awesome!
I am the Founder of The Affirmation Spot, author of Annuanki Awakening, and co-founder of 6 Sense Media. My latest books are the Anunnaki Awakening: Revelation (Book 1 of a trilogy) and The Power to Be You: 417 Daily Thoughts and Affirmations for Empowerment.
I have written prolifically on the topics of personal development and human potential for many years. By day, I write sales training for Fortune 100 company.
I began studying affirmations and positive thinking after a life-threatening illness at 25. My thirst for self-improvement led him to read the writings of Joseph Campbell, Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Neale Donald Walsch, and many other luminaries in the fields of mythology and motivation. Over time, I have melded these ideas into my own philosophy on self-development. I have written, recorded, and used affirmations and other tools throughout that time to improve my own life and I have a passion for helping other reach for their goals and dreams.
Ray holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Secondary Education in Social Studies from University of Kansas. He lives in Spring Hill, Ks with his wife.
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