Don’t Be Afraid Of Money. It Is Not The Root Of All Evil!

[I’ve just brought this article over from my other blog – lynda-hill.com – where I am changing the theme etc. It was first posted in December 2008.]

Don’t Be Afraid Of Money. It Is Not The Root Of All Evil

Letting Go Of Fear Around Money

This is the title of a short article I’ve just written – you may have come here from it, so I won’t repeat itagain. (Here’s the link if you want to read it on GoArticles)

The reason I wrote it was to discuss one of the fundamental reasons why people don’t become successful – fear of money. This is irrational and will not help mankind in its trek towards perfection. We must look at money as a useful tool to help us do what needs to be done to progress mankind.

Anyway, as this is a blog about making money online, then I’d like to introduce to you a program to help anyone rid their fear of money and therefore of success. Get rid of the fear and you will open yourself to abundance.There’s a bit more to it than that, of course. But I have come across a program which may be helpful. It’s called “Letting Go Of Fear Around Money” (not the nattiest of titles, but it obviously works!) and is a course in which “Ebooks, Ecourses, CDs and MP3s are used to support those who want to be free financially, regardless of what money seems to be currently available to them.

I’ve found some interesting quotations about money and wealth in general:

We hear that there is wealth, we see it; we work hard for it, and become rich ourselves and so help others.
(Abdu’l-Baha, Abdu’l-Baha in London, p. 64)

On the one hand you have wealth, and great luxury; on the other hand men and women are living in the extremities of hunger and want. This great contrast of life is one of the blots on the civilization of this enlightened age. You must turn attention more earnestly to the betterment of the conditions of the poor. Do not be satisfied until each one with whom you are concerned is to you as a member of your family.
(Abdu’l-Baha, Abdu’l-Baha in London, p. 91)

But in the divine teachings equality is brought about through a ready willingness to share. It is commanded as regards wealth that the rich among the people, and the aristocrats should, by their own free will and for the sake of their own happiness, concern themselves with and care for the poor. This equality is the result of the lofty characteristics and noble attributes of mankind.
(Abdu’l-Baha, Foundations of World Unity, p. 44)

Wealth results from the co-ordination of a variety of efforts directed upon the equipment and material. A sound economy deals with the whole process in its variety of human relationships and does not seek to center the process around the point of any group advantage, whether ownership, direction, technical knowledge, manual skill or consumption. Wealth in part is the right of the individual and in part the right of the community. Under conditions of international competition desperate social emergencies arise when no just distinction between private and public wealth can be made. True justice and social philosophy await the formation of world institutions and the predominance of the world view.

(Baha’i International Community, 1947 Feb, A Baha’i Declaration of Human Obligations and Rights)

So far as earthly existence is concerned, many of the greatest achievements of religion have been moral in character. Through its teachings and through the examples of human lives illumined by these teachings, masses of people in all ages and lands have developed the capacity to love. They have learned to discipline the animal side of their natures, to make great sacrifices for the common good, to practice forgiveness, generosity, and trust, to use wealth and other resources in ways that serve the advancement of civilization.
(Baha’i International Community, 1995 Mar 03, The Prosperity of Humankind)

Similarly, the training that can make it possible for the earth’s inhabitants to participate in the production of wealth will advance the aims of development only to the extent that such an impulse is illumined by the spiritual insight that service to humankind is the purpose of both individual life and social organization.
(Baha’i International Community, 1995 Mar 03, The Prosperity of Humankind)

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Update to blog, July 2010
Since writing the above blog I have decided to move on and am now an atheist. You may like to take a look at my Blogspot: Spiritual Non-Theist