“Attachment is the source of all suffering.” Buddha
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And raising his eyes toward his disciples Jesus said: “Blessed are you who are poor, for the kingdom of God is yours.”
This comment throws the philosophy of the world upside down.
Who aspires to be poor?
For Jesus, it was all about being present to God.
Presence requires openness.
You can’t be present to God if you have allowed possessions, power or prestige to be attachments.
If you attach your identity to any of the three “p’s” – you will close yourself off to the action of the Spirit.
It’s not the possessions, the power or the prestige in and of themselves that are bad.
It’s your attachment to them.
You must not cling to anything.
You must be willing to let go of all of those things.
Then, in the poverty of your emptiness, God is able to direct you and lead you to experiences of love, mercy, and compassion that you would never have experienced if you had remained chained to your worldly wealth.
Blessed will you be – unattached from material things and human-made constructs which will one day dissolve.
For the kingdom of God, the state of peace and harmony, will be yours.
It is as close to you now as your very breath.
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