posted on Sep, 19 2011 @ 01:14 PM
Today i got some money and immediately gave it to my mom.
I promised her a month before that when i got the money i would give it to her. But, being a human being, with interests, other things got in the
In the interim, i have been wanting to buy some stuff which in my heart, i may have committed myself to buying. This 'commitment' contradicted my
earlier commitment to my mom.
The money i promised her was not so much - $400 dollars - but still i found myself flirting with the possibility that i would not give her the money,
as i promised her, and just pretend as if i forgotten.
Anyways, today i got the money, and my first desire, the very first thing that swelled in my heart was to give the money to my mom.
What i wanted to do most, and what was at the top of my priorities, was to honor the commitment i had made to my Mother.
Immediately i went to the bank, took out the money and gave it to her, and it just felt so good. To have defeated and subdued that evil, selfish and
pathetic want for something else, regardless of whatever promises i had made to another, was beautiful.
There is such tremendous spirituality in doing good and doing whats right.
Nothing annoys me more then those people who despiritualize the moral; as if doing a righteous and moral act were just something reason compels and
In my experience, doing whats good and righteous IS the reward. The feeling of "i did what was right" leaves in me a feeling of holiness, and this
feeling just sits in me throughout the day spurring me on towards continued goodness.
This is something i think more people could benefit from. When doing whats good and responsible, is not merely a reasonable action, but an
action which contains within it a tremendously charged spark of spirituality. It raises one heart and soul to the worlds above.
When one acts responsibly, he rectifies his little corner of creation; and this aspect, immediately runs towards its source - the giver of the command
- and takes the one who affected this connection with it.