Money is not the root of all evil. Money in itself is a neutral thing. How far is it practical to work for free? There has to be a healthy exchange of energy.
Have you ever studied the causes of crimes in the world? The causes of evil are lack of money or obsession for money. One should not be possessive about money, but should be able to use it wisely. If you want to be of service to others, if you want to live a life of purpose and deep spiritual meaning, how well can you do it if you lack money and a large part of your time and energy is being spent to make both ends meet? When you are struggling hard to meet your own basic needs, you have less time, energy, inspiration and money to pursue spiritual goals and help others.
Other Positive Perspectives about our relationship with Money
Therefore, desiring to be rich and wealthy is not a sin. It is our purpose that determines whether our desire to be rich and wealthy is a noble desire or otherwise. We are in a better position to help others if we are financially well positioned ourselves. The key lies in balance. Let money remain your servant. Do not allow it to become your master, do not allow it to control you.
Money is a personality magnifier. It brings out the true person within you. If you are a selfish and nasty person by nature, having money will make you even more nasty and selfish. However, if you are a kind, generous and loving person deep down inside, money will magnify your goodness. Money helps you to maximize other important values such as family, career, health, spirituality and relationships.
It is possible to be a billionaire and yet very peaceful and spiritually aware. Put your idealism aside and think honestly – what your real views about money are. If you are a spiritual person by nature, money will allow you to do more of God’s work. You will touch the lives of many people and help them to grow. It is a known fact that many of the wealthiest people in the world are extremely spiritual. Many truly wealthy people believe they are just the custodian’s of God’s wealth and they don’t own this money. Wealthy people actually create more wealth for other people.
The three things which we all desire and which are necessary for our highest expression and complete development are Love, Health and Wealth.
Therefore, we need to live for all three – mind, body and soul. Real life means harmony among mind, body and soul, and their complete expression. The use of material things helps us to achieve this harmony and expression of our being.
Our relationship with Money
Acquiring money in itself is a spiritual and fulfilling endeavor. More so when you spend a significant part of your money for helping others. There is nothing wrong in being rich and wealthy, as long as you do not neglect other areas of your life such as your conduct, health, family, spiritual pursuits.