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Instant reward or deliberate waiting?

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Ok, things I read and learned recently seem to point into one direction. Western civilization, as good as it is, leads to a mindset of getting more and more and that immediately.

We live our life and something is missing, so we buy something or eat something and try to fill the emptiness. Oh yes, we can pay with our creditcards, we can have it all - NOW.

But, what happens?
Our homes become cluttered, our bodies heavy and obese.

What do we want? A simple and instant solutiion. NOW.

But this doesn't work. In most cases there is no instant solution or instant gratification.

We have to work towards our goals, enjoy our rewards, go slow, step by step. Only this way we can be proud of ourselves.

Postponed reward, not because we are poor or can't afford it, but out of choice!

Just a question: Do we really need strawberries in January? What need will be fulfilled? What about waiting till it is their time and we can savor their flavor and know, that we waited for it and waited for the perfect and natural time. What a reward, what a joy!
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    Very wise, and stated very well!
    2112 days ago
    Another sad aspect of our culture is the widely held belief that we can gain happiness from things or other people. If we just buy the right stuff or change ourselves enough to attract the right person--then we think we will be happy.

    And in reality, the only lasting source of true joy is inside us in every moment and in our connection to the cosmos and to Spirit. And we don't have to spend a penny to find it.

    Blessed Be, Amanda emoticon
    2112 days ago
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