Today, we’ve been made to believe that money is the end-goal because it can buy happiness and comfort. For this reason, people are working in jobs they hate, and some folks will do anything – even when it hurts their physical and mental health – to get money. But is money really the end-goal? Is it important than everything else? Let’s find out.
Ancient man never needed money because he knew that everything he wanted was provided by the universe for free. If he needed water, he fetched it from rivers, and if he needed food, he either plucked fruits from trees or hunted animals. After eating and drinking his fill, ancient man spent his day exploring the world, playing games, dancing, and praying. He never spent his day worrying about money, and for this reason, he had a beautiful life.
However, modern man is depressed because he has made money his end goal. He spends all his day slaving in a job for money, and he uses his free hours to worry about money, which he spends on things he doesn’t really need. Modern man fails to realize that even though money is important, it’s not the end goal.
If you make money your end-goal, you’ll always be depressed. Besides this, you might fail to get it because you’ll avoid working on the factors that attract money. However, if you focus on building your inner world/skills and stop stressing about money, you’ll attract it.
For instance, if you learn how to work hard, persist, develop discipline, and use your mind to attract whatever you want, you will attract money easily. Furthermore, if you focus on building exceptional skills, people will pay you lots of money for them.
However, you’ll die poor and miserable if you make money your end goal because you’ll be moving from one job to another with the hope of making more money. You’ll also focus on the fastest ways to get money. Besides this, you’ll make fake friends because you’ll use money as the determinant of whether someone can be your friend or not, and you’ll end up in a miserable relationship because you’ll choose your partner based on how much he or she earns.
The ultimate goal of life is not making money. The primary goal of life is to strengthen our connection with Infinite Intelligence/God, build our inner lives, and understand the world. Ancient man built pyramids, performed miracles, understood the language of the stars, and did many things we can’t do today because he never made money the end-goal. He could see the future, talk to the dead, and perform white magic because he focused on tapping into cosmic consciousness and connecting with Mother Earth. Besides ancient man, the people who made the greatest discoveries never made money their end-goal. Instead, they focused on creating inventions that would help the world.
Don’t misunderstand me, I love money and I want more of it in my life because money will enable me to explore the world, buy ten million books, take care of animals, and help the poor. However, money isn’t my end goal, and I don’t use it to determine who to make friends with. Money is just a tool for me. My primary goal is to establish a connection with Infinite Intelligence and fall into alignment with the Natural Law because I believe by doing so, I will live my life in a higher dimension.
Which do you believe is the best goal? Establishing your connection with universal intelligence and downloading all the wisdom necessary for understanding the world and getting whatever you want, or becoming as rich as Rockefeller?
Anyway, money is the biggest lie ever because it has taken all our focus and prevented us from focusing on knowing who we really are, and what we can do. Maybe we can shapeshift, understand animal language, fly, and communicate directly with God/Universal Intelligence (Like Moses), but we fail to do so because we focus on becoming richer than our friends and neighbors. Silly Us. We are Fucked.
“Monetary wealth is absolutely attainable in this world but having it as your main goal can distract you and keep you from doing something even greater.” – Why Money Should Never Be Your End Goal, Robert Gordon
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All Religions Are Basically the Same; Top 7 Similarities between the Major Religions
‘God can be realized through all paths. All religions are true. The important thing is to reach the roof. You can reach it by stone stairs or by a rope.’ – Ramakrishna
I believe it’s foolish and unspiritual for an individual to believe his religious beliefs are right, and other religious beliefs are wrong because all religions preach the same things in different ways. Here, I’ll enlighten you by discussing the top seven similarities between different religions so that you strive to learn something from all religions instead of being judgmental.
1.Believe in the Existence of a Transcendent Place/State
All religions believe in a transcendent place/state. Christians call it Heaven, Muslims call it Jannah, and Buddhists call it Nirvana. These faiths believe there is no suffering in this place/state since it is characterized by happiness and peace.
2.Believe in the Creator
All religions believe in the existence of a Higher Power which created the universe. Christians call it God, Muslims Allah, Hindus Brahma, and African Traditional Religions (ATRs) had a variety of names for this entity. I’m not sure how Hinduism characterizes Brahma, but I’m certain that Islam, Christianity, and ATRs believe their Creator is all-powerful, omnipresent, and omniscient.
3.Provide Ways of Overcoming Suffering
Islam, Christianity, and ATRs believe prayer can help an individual overcome suffering, while Buddhism teaches that practicing the Noble Eightfold Path liberates one from suffering.
All religions encourage giving. For instance, Christianity encourages generosity because ‘The Lord Loveth a cheerful giver,’ while Islam claims Zakat (charity) results in blessings and purifies a giver’s heart.
Moreover, Buddhism encourages generosity because it paves the way to enlightenment while ATRs provided thousands of reasons for generosity through proverbs such as ‘atendaye mema atalipwa zizo.’
Meaning of the proverb – the one who gives will be paid.
5.Believe in Celestial Beings
All religions believe in the existence of spiritual entities. For instance, both Muslims and Christians believe in angels, while Hindus believe in deities such as Shiva, Ganesha, and Hanuman. Besides, ATRs believe in spirit guides.
6.Encouraged Moral Behavior
Buddhists encourage moral behavior through the Noble Eightfold Path while Christians encourage this behavior through the Ten Commandments.
Conversely, Muslims encourage moral behavior because it pleases God while the ATRs believed moral uprightness was good for the society’s well-being.
7.Have Holy Places of Worship
All religions have special places for performing spiritual practices. Christians perform praise and worship in the church while Muslims pray in the mosque. Moreover, African cultures and Hindus use shrines to worship their gods.
Instead of judging religions that provide teachings that differ from our spiritual beliefs, we must study them because doing so will provide us with several spiritual insights that our religion fails to provide. Lastly, studying various religions will enable us to pinpoint spiritual truths we won’t realize if we believe ours is the only true religion.
Peace be with you
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The Most Hidden Secret of the World’s Greatest Inventors
Since I was young, I wondered how the world’s greatest inventors such as Isaac Newton, Nikola Tesla, and Benjamin Franklin, made amazing inventions that most people can’t make. I knew that besides hard work and focus, there was something else that enabled these folks to make extraordinary inventions. I thus studied several inventors to pinpoint this ‘something else’ and I discovered it after two years of research.
It dawned on me that most inventors deeply believed in spiritual forces and performed spiritual practices hence raising their state of consciousness. This higher state of consciousness provided them with extraordinary levels of intuitive intelligence that enabled them to make extraordinary discoveries. For as Jonathan Black put it, ‘throughout history, highly intelligent people have immersed themselves in esoteric philosophy. They have used secret techniques to work themselves into altered states of consciousness in which they can access an abnormally high level of intelligence. (Jonathan Black, The Secret History of the World).’
I used to wonder how an individual, particularly Graham Bell, could invent a practical telephone that could enable communication between people separated by thousands of kilometers. I wondered how he knew that an electric current could carry sound from one phone to another. I then realized that Graham Bell believed in spiritual forces as he embraced theosophy. He also performed spiritual practices that heightened his consciousness levels and enabled him to see reality differently.
Besides Graham Bell, Isaac Newton also made several discoveries because he embraced occultism, which enabled him to attain a higher level of consciousness that allowed him to see things clearly. For as Jonathan Black observed, ‘scientists like Pythagoras and Newton suggest that by means of these peculiar kinds of altered states they were able to discover new things about the world, to see its inner workings and understand patterns that are perhaps too complex or too large for the human mind to grasp with its every day commonsensical state of consciousness (Jonathan Black, The Secret History of the World).’
Also, Michael Faraday, a great contributor to electromagnetism, made his discoveries because he was always in a higher state of consciousness. Faraday saw the Creator’s spirit in everything. I believe this perception of life raised his state of consciousness hence enabling him to understand electromagnetism.
Besides scientists, Mary Wigman, a famous dancer, also embraced esoterism. It is believed she invented unique dancing styles because she transcended her egoic consciousness and achieved a higher state of consciousness.
That being said, a higher state of consciousness, which is mostly awakened by deeply embracing spirituality and performing spiritual exercises such as – deep prayer, deep meditation, and yoga – was the hidden secret of most inventors. This state of consciousness awakened their intuition, which is the gateway to higher knowing, hence enabling them to discover things that many folks can’t. Besides, this higher state of consciousness enabled them to achieve a relaxed state of mind that enabled them to see things clearly.
For this reason, most of us aren’t making discoveries because we are in the egoic state of consciousness. We are too attached to our egoic self, which usually leads to a chaotic mind that kills our intuitive powers, hence preventing us from making amazing discoveries.
We must thus embrace spirituality and its practices since it will enable us to transcend our egoic selves and access our higher-self-consciousness. This state of consciousness will increase our perception levels and allow us to have a deeper understanding of reality hence enabling us to make extraordinary discoveries.
Thanks for reading. I love you all. Shout out to my biggest fan, Purity Ngugi.
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Black, Jonathan. (2013). The secret history of the world. London: Quercus.
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