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“Steps for Spiritual Grounding”
you are seeking practical ideas for approaching money
with greater spiritual awareness, here are a few suggestions,
distilled from themes that crossed different faiths:
people to talk with about money and spirit: With peers
and mentors, you can mull over challenging questions,
get fresh ideas, and celebrate progress. Without them,
it can be hard to face issues at all. If you don't have
compatriots with whom you talk about money and spirituality,
how might you develop them?
from your spiritual heritage: How did the religion you
grew up with use money to express such values as generosity,
devotion, and detachment from money? Even if you have
moved away from this tradition, are there any elements
that touch and inspire you?
your connection to the greater human family: Religions
teach that we are all brothers and sisters, connected
to each other in a larger and timeless whole. When you
make significant decisions about money, can you imagine
the ripples of impact they might have in the lives of
your global "family" across the globe and into upcoming
your eyes on the prize: Most religions teach that money
per se is of relatively little importance. What counts
is right relationship to self, others, and God. You
might find it useful to watch where you have discomfort
towards money as it arises and to reflect calmly on
the judgments in your mind. Many find it useful to meditate
or pray for guidance at times of confusion.
hope this issue of
More than Money
you to look at the deeper meanings of money in your life.
In the months and years to come, may you find ways to
use your money more fully to express your spiritual beliefs
and values. .
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