A wealth of…

It’s strange that we only look at wealth, and conversely poverty, in terms of money.

Why do we never measure or chase a wealth of love, a wealth of kindness, a wealth of joy, a wealth of peace, a wealth of consciousness? If you had a wealth of those things, then there would be no need to measure ourselves against each other, we’d realise we are all the same no matter what.

Why do we not reach out to people suffering from a poverty of kindness, love, joy, peace and so on? Why do we not fill our schools with learning about real wealth, instead of preparing people to earn money?

Funny how human society measures itself. The fact that we need to compare at all is strange.

Any of these words describe our day?

Present, awareness, focused, patience, stillness, calm, restful, quiet, meditative, spiritual, peaceful, without resistance, relaxed…joyful.

Any of these words describe our daily lives? Or even a part or a moment? Sometimes?

They could be always, or certainly more often, if we choose it. If we stop fighting what is, accept it, deal with situations as they arise and remain calm and present now instead of projecting problems that haven’t occurred.

The opposite of the words above, that are most people’s frantic days, comes from resisting what is, from the struggle against it.