Greed and Generosity Video Affirmation

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!

Ray

Latest Affirmation Video – One with Nature Affirmations

Here’s my latest affirmation video. This one includes affirmations for getting back in touch with nature. The video has beautiful nature footage and sounds along with some hauntingly beautiful Native American flute. Spend 10 minutes rejuvenating, refreshing, and reconnecting.

Just in case no one else has reminded you today, you are awesome!

Ray

10 Wise Things Jesus Said…Without Fine Print

Whether you view Jesus of Nazareth as your personal savior, a great teacher, or an interesting historical figure; there’s little doubt he left behind powerful words that provide a template for the better world we’re all seeking in this moment.

Here are 10 things Jesus said, without qualification or fine print, that we can all use as a basis creating better selves and a better world.

  1. Love your neighbor as you love yourself.
  2. Let he among you who is without sin cast the first stone. (Social media would go silent. LOL)
  3. So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
  4. But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.
  5. Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. (Matthew) (Alternatively from Mark – Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
  6. So, in everything, do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
  7. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
  8. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
  9. Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
  10. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.

We see in these sayings words about peace, affirmation, bettering ourselves, and caring about each other.

Jesus spoke many other important and, for many, sacred words. Yet if we took these 10 items alone and built our character upon them and the world’s character upon them; how much better would that world be?

Just sayin’.

In case no one else has reminded you today, you ARE AWESOME!

Ray