“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Mahatma Gandhi
Daily Nugget of Gold 1253
Every year around Christmas, voices are raised condemning the commercialization of the holiday. At the very same time, many people point out that the true meaning of Christmas is about family and friends and loving each other. Some of those, and some other people believe that the holiday should be first and foremost a religious one- a time for worship. A growing segment of the population disagrees with all of that and wants simply to opt out- although it’s likely that many of those folks still like having the day off from work.
With all of that controversy surrounding a topic, why on earth would we want to step into the sometimes heated debates about all of this? The reason is simple, your author here is dedicated to helping folks understand better how natural laws work in conjunction with whether or not we get what we truly want in our lives and also to point out the hazards of ignoring those laws. Even in this debate, there’s a place for us to serve a purpose, so we will.
We’ve chosen to start with the most often bemoaned aspect of this holiday, the commercialization of it. Obviously,, many people make their living being a part of that. People who manufacture things, people who deliver those things to the public through various means whether online or in person, folks who work in warehouses and distribution centers, the list goes on for a very long time and also includes anyone in the service industry who have their coffers enriched in the process. Really, the global effects of this commerce are staggering indeed, for even if you aren’t running out and buying stuff for other people for the holiday, the chances are you derive some benefit from it in the pay you yourself receive, or the money you might have invested in your retirement fund which is likely affected by all of this.
Commerce in and of itself isn’t a bad thing, for it allows us to lead productive lives and make and do things to help each other and that people desire. Is that evil? We’re not saying making money should be the sole aim of our lives- or of this holiday. What we are saying is that society as a whole does benefit from a focus of helping each other get what we want in life, for it’s service to others that we can find ways to have what we ourselves want. We agree that something like this holiday ought not be just an excuse to make a quick buck, for the focus on that alone leads people to live warped and unbalanced lives, from the standpoint of acquiring true wealth.
“To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity.” – Douglas Adams
Anyhow, there is a great deal to say on this subject as far as The Law of Attraction and other natural laws are concerned and we haven’t even touched on that yet. Please join us next time and we’ll work to fit that in!
Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves
“What do I really want more than anything else?”
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