This is probably not the best way to meet the man of my dreams, but after getting a few messages from some of the members in this site and feeling that I was being hounded by shallow hearts who measure wealth by the size of one's bank account and not by character, I decided to write down my thoughts. I don't know if anyone will read this... probably not, but nonetheless here goes:
I sometimes ponder over the world we live in and feel disgusted with the society we have created for the children of tomorrow. There is too much focus on wealth and power and achievement, which creates the context for so much personal unhappiness, because all too often it makes us as a society miss out on what really matters in life, and that is the personal welfare and the relationships of people. What a pitiful world this is. We need to change things. We have become increasingly isolated, as families and especially as individuals. Greed and want has taken over our lives, we do not look beyond our shoulder at the person in need behind us and totally ignore the people or the causes next to us.
I also hope that someday people will set themselves free from their isolated "me-me-me" world and become more humble. I remain optimistic and believe that sooner or later the human race will birth a new mindset and people will turn within, contemplate themselves - where they have been, where they are going, where they are now - and then begin to see the human race as a family rather than a foreign competitor.
You would be surprised how many people speak to me about the beauties of the things in this message only to, after a very few minutes of being left to ramble, decay into a much more energetic desire for money and for wealth. “I want to own a big home, with a view of the beach and a grand piano in my living room." "I want a Ferrari, a Mercedes, a couple of Plasma Tv's, a new Gucci purse and a private plane so I can fly around and tell everyone how wonderful it is to be alive on this planet.” "I want... I want.... I want..." You get the picture. Kind of makes you want to vomit, doesn’t it? But it happens every day. Every day, I hear these same stories. So, where do we as a society go with this, and is there any medicine for this? Simple - We have to give up our lust for wealth and focus on helping others to see their own potential. Now, notice that I DID NOT say GIVE UP YOUR WEALTH. I rather said to GIVE UP YOUR LUST for wealth. There is a grand difference between the two. Wealth can still be yours beyond your will to spend it, but your lust for it will fade and go away, and don't worry the fear you feel when you lust after it will also disappear. In fact you will free yourself. It’s almost like turning the oxygen back on after nearly suffocating.
You know that feeling, right? Like you can barely breathe? I know you maybe haven’t counted on life including air and easier breathing for a long time now, but I know it is possible. I am a walking example of this and I am breathing that air right now. That air of freedom. I know we have forgotten that ancient language, and I know it wasn’t written anywhere … but I am here to tell you that you have it inside you, and that you too can reclaim if you really want to.
Without sounding too corny, I feel that this transformation will allow you to walk with humility, keep your intentions pure, and be aware that new structures are forming around you. When we accomplish all of this, we will lay down our weapons, put away the guns, dismantle all the bombs, ground all the drones, abolish nuclear weapons, feed the hungry, care for the poor and sick, and finally liberate the oppressed. It will inspire us to continually strive for peace and nonviolence, it will shatter cold hearts of stone and give humanity more reasons to feel compassion and it will stir our spirits to change the world so that more and more people might live with justice, peace and dignity. I believe it. If you believe it too, then please contact me, or email me, I would love to meet you.