09 Jul Abundance and Racism
Abundance and Racism
I have been struck by a few things:
- abundance is real
- more money is given to end physical illnesses than to end racism
- income inequality is expanding
- abundance can become a spiral in which “haves” have more and “have-nots” have less
- abundance can become a spiral in which we understand “having” as “giving,” or, if you like, “giving in order to receive more” because that seems to be how flow happens.
If you want to think about these things with me, read this:
We are wired for integrity: racism is out of integrity and abundance thinking
If we are wired for anything, we are wired for integrity. Just look at the illnesses we create when we behave out of integrity.
You can see it in your own life and you can for sure see it other people’s because you know–that mote in your eye is a lot easier to see than the log in my own.
We are going to have to insist on abundance we can live with–abundance that has integrity:
Your Honor, years ago I recognized my kinship with all living beings, and I made up my mind that I was not one bit better than the meanest on earth. I said then, and I say now, that while there is a lower class, I am in it, and while there is a criminal element, I am of it, and while there is a soul in prison, I am not free.
I am impatient with spins on abundance that ignore income inequality. Abundance that requires, for some to have it, that others do not is not abundance.
While we are subverting wisdom, let’s look at this, too:
78 years ago, a journalist studied 500 rich men and boiled down their success into 13 steps because “if we can think and grow rich,” we can certainly think and grow abundant together.
I want to hear from you, even if you have only partly digested any of the above articles. Reflect on your life, your own experiences. Try not to succumb to guilt or anger, but feel free to express them here. Love!