March 21, 2020
from NaturalLifeFoundation Website
Our first or deepest desires for our own life are selfish because they are instinctual, but they are entirely natural and necessary and arise from our personality in order to care for the three aspects thereof:
Then, we desire unity and the end of suffering right across the world.
These wishes tend to arise following a little thought and are fuelled by the empathy and compassion of our hearts and are reflective of our interconnectedness.
They are inherent and they are what we all believe will bring us individual fulfillment, satisfaction and contentment, or harmony.
Individually fulfilled, satisfied and contented, each of us would naturally conduct our lives in a manner conducive to our more altruistic requirements for life.
But so few of us have managed to accomplish personal harmony yet - and we have been trying for generations.
As a people, we seem to have tried just about everything we can possibly think of to fulfill our most basic desires, and yet they still elude most of us.
As we examine our three fundamental requirements for life more closely, we start to reveal the inaccuracy and out-datedness of our descriptions of them and how misunderstanding and mistranslation can leave us disempowered, unsatisfied and focused on the wrong things.
The word "health" originates from the Germanic word for whole. It is a subtly disempowering word because it intimates that, unless you are in perfect health you are not whole, which is nonsense.
Perfect health does not exist and you are already whole - and you always have been. Striving for that, that you already are, is futile and leaves you mentally running round in circles.
Describing ourselves as being physically, psychologically or emotionally well and doing economically well, or not so well, personalizes our assessment of our own condition much more, rather than comparing our condition with an imaginary ideal i.e. perfect health or wholeness.
Or ask yourself,
Describing ourselves in terms of "wellness" is both empowering and supportive, whereas describing ourselves in terms of "health" encourages comparison and judgment.
Happiness is fairly easy to achieve; a kiss, a coffee, a new car, a wad of cash, the delight of another, and unhappiness is fairly easy to avoid most of the time, simply by keeping ourselves happy.
They are beyond duality...
In adults, it is usually triggered by such mind-stopping events as:
Joy is also created when we have good sex, hence the vast amount of
human energy and attention directed towards this end.
Bliss is rarer and is,
Occasionally, this fulfillment is tasted momentarily during times of exaggerated physical or mental freedom, like when students "go travelling" without responsibilities, following childbirth or retirement, or after finishing a particularly lengthy and arduous project.
If it's large enough to completely relieve all financial pressures all at once, a blissful kind of deep relaxation can fall over the lucky recipient for a short time.
Indeed, lots of money is even called a fortune and yet the economically wise know, it's how you view and cope with your financial wealth and what you do with it, that gives money it's real value.
Other than money,
All of us have the roughly the same attributes.
As we age, much attention is given to exploiting our stronger attributes… usually for money or position… and we spend very little time developing our weaker ones, in fact they are usually ignored.
All of our natural attributes can be developed.
When we do this, we
reveal the developed attribute at the other end of the pole. Both
ends of each attribute, the undeveloped and the developed, have
different qualities and the integration of both creates wisdom and
provides for a richer overall experience of life.
Examples of personal attributes:
It is important to remember that undeveloped attributes are natural and can be extremely useful, for example.
In contrast, developed attributes are not always useful.
The more we develop our personal wealth in the form of attributes, the richer our inner life becomes and we experience a wider and fuller perception of, and interaction with the outer world.
This encourages both health and happiness, and provides for wiser advice, guidance and counseling.
Some economic wealth is essential and how much you want or need is up to you, but too many of us miss out on the elemental riches of life by neglecting our own personal development in favor of the pursuit of money.
When you think of the word "wealth",
Whatever you think, it is likely to be centered around money...
Abundance is richness - inside and out. It is wealth on another level...
Wherever your mind takes you when you think of abundance, it likely has a much more positive connection than with the word wealth - and it still includes plenty of money!
It may just be a reflection of the modern use of language, but because "abundance" pertains more to quality of life, when we reframe our need for wealth, with a need for abundance, it clearly changes our thinking in the direction of a more rewarding lifestyle that is much more in line with a modern and progressive approach to living.
...remember how badly the words, "health, happiness and wealth" describe your most fundamental desires and try wishing for "wellness, joy and abundance" instead.
You may just find that
this very small shift in perception is all that is necessary for you
to begin getting what you truly want out of your life...