Money has become a god. But change seems to be coming…

We have recently discovered that the opiate drug industry has been secretly supporting several organizations that have been advocating for the use of these drugs. Others in the medical profession have pointed out that these organizations have been putting out unsubstantiated information to support the drugs’ use, and that perhaps 100,000 people have died as a result of their use of the drugs.

Surprising? How could it be? This is a world hyperventilating on deceit and trickery to sell products and services in order to make large sums of money!
It seems that money has no competition as the number one value today.
A friend recently wrote about a businessman who stated: “I refuse to acknowledge making money as the only thing of value.” – Christian Stadil, Owner, Thornico Group.
I wrote back:
That Christian’s statement is refreshing shows just how distorted the value system is for so many people! The only way that money becomes the “only thing of value” is when people become numb and blind to life and all that it has to offer.
I do see a shift happening, however, in the career counseling that I do. It seems like more and more people are having enough of what they don’t want. They are hungering for doing what makes their heart sing, rather than just getting a fat paycheck. (And, of course, there is always the possibility that doing what makes the heart sing can produce all the capital that is needed…!)

The Significance of Money

In my work, I have connected with thousands of people who again and again see how money is given a top priority in their life. And through my own inquiry I have seen how easy it is for this priority to create tension and anxiety in my life.
The mind is always telling me all the important things that money could provide! If only I had more….
I understand that money is part of the game of life. It is one of my best teachers!
So, when the mind starts chewing on money issues, creating worries and fears about it, I often remember this: money cannot buy life…money cannot buy love…money cannot buy gratitude…money cannot buy inner silence…

Everybody Wants to…But Nobody Wants to!

I’ve started writing and accumulating all the “Everybody wants to but nobody wants to” sayings! Here’s what I’ve got so far:

Everybody wants to live a long life, but nobody wants to grow old.

Everybody wants to have lots of money, but nobody wants to really work for it.

Everybody wants to own the results but nobody wants to own the process.

Everybody wants to share their ideas but nobody wants to implement them.

Everybody wants to make their relationships work but nobody wants to change.

Everybody wants control but nobody wants responsibility.

Everybody wants to change the world but nobody wants to change.

Everybody wants choices but nobody wants to make choices.

Everybody wants to get great service but nobody wants to pay for it.

Everybody wants to be somebody but nobody wants to be themselves.

Everybody wants to be told the truth but nobody wants to tell the truth.

Everybody wants to be told the truth but nobody wants to hear the truth.

Everybody wants to do something to help but nobody wants to be the first.

Everybody wants to get an “A” but nobody wants to study.

Everybody wants to lose weight but nobody wants to exercise and eat less.

Everybody wants a harvest but nobody wants to hoe.

Everybody wants to go to heaven but nobody wants to die.

Everyone wants to be accepted for who they are but nobody wants to accept others for who they are.

Send me any others that you have!