reply to post by MikeNice81
There are many lessons to be taken from the Book of Job, and his self righteousness notwithstanding, perhaps the greatest lesson to be had from Job is
his profound gratitude for all that God had given him. Regardless of the tragedies and despair that had been thrust upon Job, no matter how hard life
got for Job he always wound up praising God and thanking him for these struggles and opportunities.
Job was no stranger to wealth, and no matter how many times he lost this wealth, he and wealth were simpatico. Money doesn't seem to hang out with
people who don't like money. Money likes to be liked and ultimately winds up in the hands of those who like it. Manifesting wealth seemingly has
little to do with purity of heart and goodness. God apparently rewards both good and evil and Job certainly noticed this. He noticed that the wicked
lived in houses safe from fear, and no rod of God had been thrust down upon them. Job also understood that we all reap what we sow, in this life or
in the next.
My Brother, it is my sincerest wish that you, and everyone else flourish and prosper. That you never know any house of fear, nor suffer any rod of
God, but know this my Brother, even the wealthy struggle. None of us, regardless of our station in life are safe from fear, destruction, and carnage.
All of us must face our own demons regardless of the fortitude of our houses, or our spirits. In that regard, regardless of the bank account and the
amount in it, we all have opportunity to be noble.
reply to post by ChaoticOrder
You've not gone a step further, but are in step with what I've said. I did not suggest that one revalue the concept of hard work if it did not
bring wealth because I saw such a waste a time as freedom. I do thank you for the clarification, however.
reply to post by followtheevidence
Freedom is the natural state of all creatures, great and small. Anyone who has seen the lion - even if it is on film - walk the plains with pride,
knows his nobility. Anyone who has watched a hummingbird flitter about knows their nobility, and anyone who has seen the praying mantis perched upon
a limb knows their nobility. I am sure the lion, hummingbird, and praying mantis know suffering, but it is not their suffering that makes them noble,
it is their freedom to be the lion, hummingbird, and praying mantis that does this.
reply to post by Shelbee
"He who lives upon hope will die fasting"
Wealth is, as Mikenice has pointed out, most assuredly in the eye of the beholder, but it is prudent to not allow our rose colored glasses cloud the
reality of life and the demands it puts upon us. A wealth of knowledge doesn't amount to a hill of beans if we cannot even put beans on the table.
I am thrilled to see the profound philosophical and spiritual discussion that has taken place in this thread, but I placed this thread in the
disinformation forum for a reason. That reason is that I believe poverty has been sold as a bill of goods to too many people. Wealth is certainly in
the eye of the beholder, but I suspect that when Alexander declared if he were not Alexander that he would want to be Diogenes, that Diogenes took
little stock in this statement. Diogenes was a philosopher of whom we know little of and this is, in my not so humble opinion, due to the fact that
he was far too stubborn in his cynicism. What is the point in being a philosopher hell bent on teaching lessons if those lessons are lost to
humanity? Perhaps what his eyes beheld were too narrow in their scope, and had he held a little more wealth we might know more of him today.
reply to post by Floydshayvious
In my efforts to convince people of the abundance paradigm, there are those who like to chide me and make cracks such as "sure, and maybe someday it
will rain gold". Perhaps it will:
According to Carter this "star stuff" makes up the universe. "It literally makes things like gold, silver - all the heavy elements - even
things like uranium....a star like Betelgeuse is instantly forming for us all sorts of heavy elements and atoms that our own Earth and our own bodies
have from long past supernovi," said Carter.
This article was in regards to the neutrino showers that would come from a super nova collapse of Betelgeuse. It is a bit hyperbolic to suggest it
will rain gold because of a super nova, but it is no less so to pretend it won't.