Here is an excerpt from the book, The Soul of Money by Lynne Twist:
via Stacy Kamala Waltman
Buddha told his followers that whatever they chose to give their attention, their love, their appreciation, their listening, and their affirmation to would grow in their life and in their world.
He likened one’s life and the world to a garden ~ a garden that calls for sunlight and nourishment and water to grow.
In that garden are the seeds of compassion, forgiveness, love, commitment, courage and all the qualities that affirm and inspire us.
Alongside those seeds and in the same garden are the seeds of hatred, the seeds of prejudice, the seeds of vengeance, the seeds of violence, and all the other hurtful, destructive ways of being.
These seeds and many more like them exist in the same garden. The seeds that grow are the seeds we tend with our attention.
Our attention is like water and sunshine, and the seeds we cultivate will grow and fill our garden.
If we choose to invest our attention in the seeds of scarcity ~ acquisition, accumulation, greed, and all that springs from those seeds ~ then scarcity is what will fill the space of our life and the space of our world.
If we tend the seeds of sufficiency with our attention, and use our money like water to nourish them with soulful purpose, then we will enjoy that bountiful harvest.
Where are you putting your attention?
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