Money won't be the highest motivating factor for anyone. Those who choose money will eventually end up empty and ooking for something else.
Ego and Purpose
by Randy Gage
In The Profitable Power of Purpose, Ian Percy says “The national epidemic is that people look for ‘jobs’ not for ‘purpose’. We should stop measuring the ‘job-less rate’ and start measuring the ‘purpose-less rate.’”
Not very practical perhaps, but it does give us much food for thought…
Chasing a paycheck or a stock price doesn’t really inspire anyone long term. Following your life’s purpose not only inspires you to daily action, but it gets you out of yourself. As you make the journey from self-consciousness to cosmic consciousness, your purpose natural moves toward the higher realms. As this happens, your ego will naturally drive you to manifest this in the physical realm. And that’s when things really get fun!
"I feed the hungry, forgive an insult, and love my enemy— these are great virtues. But what if I should discover that the poorest of beggars and most impudent of offenders are all within me, and that I stand in need of all the alms of my own kindness; that I myself am the enemy who must be loved— what then?"
—Carl G. Jung
Jesus said: "If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you." Gnostic Gospel of Thomas
"The residue of childhood’s magical thinking, coupled with the idealism of adolescence, keep us seeking perfection in ourselves and others— rejecting our human frailties and flaws as inferior and unworthy of love. But seeking perfection is actually the antithesis of love. For love, by definition, happens when it is safe to be flawed in the presence of another."
Thomas, Katherine Woodward (2007-12-18). Calling in "The One": 7 Weeks to Attract the Love of Your Life (Kindle Locations 2290-2293). Random House, Inc.. Kindle Edition.
It depends: These are four case scenarios:
* No Purpose and Foundation (skills and money): Boring security
* No Purpose and no Foundation (no skill, no money): a boat with no sail
* Desired Purpose but no Foundation : Aspiring and hungry artist
* Desired Purpose with Foundation: Outstanding opportunities to succeed
Actually, a regular paycheck is a GREAT hindrance from allowing to think about the 'purpose'-- we get comfortable when the bills get paid, we have most of things in life that help to keep it comfy and snug!
The hunger for bigger, better, and epic subdues when paychecks are coming in like a breeze week-in week-out. How do one ignite and keep it going RG?
"No matter how much we profess to the contrary, the truth is, many of us would secretly rather stay the same, even if that means we continue to suffer. Better that than actually undergo the necessary losses of life. But life isn’t really set up to allow for standing still. When we refuse to move forward, it becomes clear within a relatively short period of time that, in fact, we’ve begun to move backwards. Refusing to risk the next step, we discover a loss of vitality. We become uninspired, depressed, and resigned. Not the best states of mind to attract in love, although it might make the longing for love even more acute, since life is so devoid of its spark."
Thomas, Katherine Woodward (2007-12-18). Calling in "The One": 7 Weeks to Attract the Love of Your Life (Kindle Locations 1136-1141). Random House, Inc.. Kindle Edition.
"If you want to learn to love, then you must start the process of finding out what it is, what qualities make up a loving person and how these are developed. Each person has the potential for love. But potential is never realized without work". —Leo Buscaglia, Love
Great post! I'm all for purpose, but have coached a few people who gave up on their jobs to pursue purpose full-time and are now in financial straits. My mom started a shelter for battered women, but she didn't start making money for at least 5 years afterwards. This was her purpose, but you got to keep money coming in while you pursue your purpose unless you have mastered the skill for 3 for 3 (Thoughts, Feelings, Actions in perfect alignment).
John Maxwell: living a life of significance:
It is important to be significant in the life of your child. Make a difference in their lives.
They learn from your example... teach them to eat healthy... raw vegetables, eliminate processed foods, sodas, candy, cookies, fast food, etc...
Randy was on the news about teaching kids about prosperity...
"You must be the change you want to see in the world. ― Mahatma Gandhi
(Be the change you want to see in your children)
there is self-talk for kids ( 2 versions - older & younger)... 2 out of 3 people have low self-esteem... you can change it with self-talk:
I am currently listening to the self-esteem for adults.
"But you must first be willing to give to yourself that which you did not get from your caregivers. You have to give up looking for others to give it to you. They can’t. You cannot get what was missing in your childhood from another person, until you are actively engaged in doing all that you can to give it to yourself. It’s what we call “re-parenting” yourself."
Thomas, Katherine Woodward (2007-12-18). Calling in "The One": 7 Weeks to Attract the Love of Your Life (Kindle Locations 2208-2210). Random House, Inc.. Kindle Edition.
"...simply creating an affirmation that opposed such a belief. Saying over and over to herself, “I am a success, I am a success” without also challenging the validity of the belief that she was a failure to begin with would be like pulling the flower off the dandelion. While affirmations can be enormously helpful, we will forever be enslaved as long as we hold these mistaken self-concepts to be shameful truths about who and what we are. We can’t fix that which was never broken to begin with. We actually have to begin to understand these beliefs to be the creative musings of a child under duress. Although they became the foundation upon which we built our entire identities, they were actually just the constructs of a child trying to make sense of a senseless world. Since we, as children, had little capacity to understand that our caregivers had problems that had nothing to do with us, we created erroneous meaning out of the experiences we had."
Thomas, Katherine Woodward (2007-12-18). Calling in "The One": 7 Weeks to Attract the Love of Your Life (Kindle Locations 2078-2085). Random House, Inc.. Kindle Edition.
no, no extra thoughts but it´s very interesting that the purpose goes first and the ego follows to make it happen. Thanks for that inside!
Success starts with a healthy brain...
Dr Amen at Longevity Now conference.... Can Fat Shrink Our Brain - Pt 1
Dr Amen at Longevity Now conference.... Can Fat Shrink Our Brain - Pt 2
Good point, RG. I think believe that is the area in which I was messing up in royally, for most of my life - looking for a job, instead of searching for what I was placed here on earth to do. Purposeful living provides us with a consciousness to everything that's going on around us, and a awareness that every that happens to us is aligned with that purpose - it allows us to work with a plan and goal in mind. That is not always possible if we're working a job without much purpose... granted sometimes we have to do what we have to do - to make ends meet. However, if and when the opportunity(s) presents itself, and we are able to follow our purpose - we should jump on following purpose over chasing a paycheck, any day. Indeed! Good stuff, mate! :)
My Purpose : Love
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” ― Rumi
Mark 12:30-31 New International Version (NIV)
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’[a] The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b] There is no commandment greater than these.”
... love your neighbor as yourself... self love is important.... take care of yourself... love is not sacrificing your health to take care of others... Love yourself AND others.
...don't trade health for money.... don't trade love (self or others) for money... don't trade happiness for money
prosperity includes love, health, happiness, money, etc
I learned from Tony Robbins that when you value other needs before love, you block love.
Matthew 5:43-47 The Message (MSG)
"You're familiar with the old written law, 'Love your friend,' and its unwritten companion, 'Hate your enemy.' I'm challenging that. I'm telling you to love your enemies. Let them bring out the best in you, not the worst. When someone gives you a hard time, respond with the energies of prayer, for then you are working out of your true selves, your God-created selves. This is what God does. He gives his best—the sun to warm and the rain to nourish—to everyone, regardless: the good and bad, the nice and nasty. If all you do is love the lovable, do you expect a bonus? Anybody can do that. If you simply say hello to those who greet you, do you expect a medal? Any run-of-the-mill sinner does that.
"You must be the change you want to see in the world. ― Mahatma Gandhi
it begins with you... love yourself, your neighbors, your enemies (including the enemy within)
are you accepting your abundance?
Then God said, "I've given you every sort of seed-bearing plant on Earth And every kind of fruit-bearing tree, given them to you for food. To all animals and all birds, everything that moves and breathes, I give whatever grows out of the ground for food." And there it was.
If you confuse others by making a big issue over what they eat or don't eat, you're no longer a companion with them in love, are you? These, remember, are persons for whom Christ died. Would you risk sending them to hell over an item in their diet? Don't you dare let a piece of God-blessed food become an occasion of soul-poisoning!
1 Timothy 4:1-5 [ Teach with Your Life ]
The Spirit makes it clear that as time goes on, some are going to give up on the faith and chase after demonic illusions put forth by professional liars. These liars have lied so well and for so long that they've lost their capacity for truth. They will tell you not to get married. They'll tell you not to eat this or that food—perfectly good food God created to be eaten heartily and with thanksgiving by believers who know better! Everything God created is good, and to be received with thanks. Nothing is to be sneered at and thrown out. God's Word and our prayers make every item in creation holy.
2 Timothy 4:3-5
You're going to find that there will be times when people will have no stomach for solid teaching, but will fill up on spiritual junk food—catchy opinions that tickle their fancy. They'll turn their backs on truth and chase mirages. But you—keep your eye on what you're doing; accept the hard times along with the good; keep the Message alive; do a thorough job as God's servant.
Hebrews 5:11-14 [ Re-Crucifying Jesus ]
I have a lot more to say about this, but it is hard to get it across to you since you've picked up this bad habit of not listening. By this time you ought to be teachers yourselves, yet here I find you need someone to sit down with you and go over the basics on God again, starting from square one—baby's milk, when you should have been on solid food long ago! Milk is for beginners, inexperienced in God's ways; solid food is for the mature, who have some practice in telling right from wrong.
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” ― Hippocrates (460 BC – c. 370 BC)
food was very different then... not processed... not genetically modified... no chemicals... not depleted soil... etc
take the "not" out => raw organic super foods & super herbs
"You are what you eat"
...your brain is what you eat...
junk food = junk brain, junk thoughts, junk beliefs, junk health, junk body, junk relationships etc
super foods + super herbs = super brain, health, etc
"Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today, I am wise, so I am changing myself. "
"The only journey is the journey within."
~Rainer Maria Rilke
When you're thinking creatively, be it coming up with a new product or the latest hit tune, you're accessing something greater than yourself, and channeling it.