Posts Tagged ‘selfish’

Attracting Abundance for All the Right Reasons

November 22, 2010

Are you one of the many people who wished you had more money and a life of abundance, yet feel selfish or unworthy asking for such blessings? In an earlier post I wrote on accepting the gift of financial abundance, I pointed out that limiting yourself financially may be limiting the amount of good you can do in the world.

Therein lies the key to hurdling the obstacles that are blocking your success: a commitment to service. Whatever or whomever you choose to serve, using your good fortune to serve a higher good takes your ego out of the equation and clears the way for you to welcome true abundance into your life.

Here’s what I mean. Repeat the following affirmation three times:

I gladly accept all (more…)

If Today Were Your Last Day on Earth . . .

October 27, 2010

If today turned out to be your last day on earth, did you spend it wisely?

Were you kind to others or so wrapped up in yourself that you didn’t even notice how you could have comforted someone in need of an encouraging word?

Wherever there is a human being there is an opportunity for kindness.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Did you make someone else’s life better? Reaching out to others through generosity of spirit is perhaps the greatest gift we can give to each other and to ourselves.

Do things for people not because of who they are or what they do in return, but because of who you are.
Rabbi Harold S. Kushner

Did you try to (more…)

When Selflessness Becomes Selfishness

August 21, 2010

An online friend told me recently how overwhelmed she was by her job and family responsibilities. She was on the brink of shutting down the daycare business she ran because she was miserably tired every day and the very thought of continuing such a demanding schedule exhausted her. But she felt she had to keep grinding away because her family’s needs were more important than her own.

I told her that taking care of everyone else without also taking care of herself was doing a disservice to everyone in her life. I asked her to take a step back and think about how her feeling so perpetually sleep-deprived and miserable was affecting the quality of her daily interactions with her husband, her children and her customers. Even worse, slogging on so “selflessly” would mean she’d have even less to offer in the years to come.

I said that living selflessly is a noble cause but it’s guaranteed to backfire unless (more…)

Doorway to the Divine

March 30, 2010


When you identify with ego, with individuality, separateness, and scarcity, you see yourself as naked and vulnerable in an unfriendly world. Transcend your ego, and you discover that behind every perceived separation from spirit is a doorway to the divine.


Two prisoners whose cells adjoin communicate with each other by knocking on the wall. The wall is the thing which separates them but is also their means of communication. It is the same with us and God. Every separation is a link.
Simone Weil

Lose yourself in ego and you unconsciously act selfishly. Lose yourself in spirit and you consciously act selflessly.

Once you get hold of selflessness, you’ll be dragged (more…)