We do not change ourselves by adding to ourselves. More money? More possessions? More experiences? Accumulation prevents what we imagine it facilitates. Real change is radical subtraction, a letting go, swift and sudden.
Where am I headed if I’m excellent with money but lousy with myself? Profiteering, almost certainly. Pornography, possibly. Do-gooding, maybe.
Money is not the root of all evil. Love of money—plain old selfishness—is the grossly swollen tuber. The most important and least understood of the 10 Commandments is the first one.
Happiness cannot be found outside of ourselves, e.g. in fame, sex, money, children, houses, high office or anything else. Happiness is an inside job. It’s the recognition of our innermost self. Of love.
The culture is exceedingly devout in its worship of money. It is assumed that men in three-piece suits know what they are talking about.
We are fully revealed in our relationship to money, especially by how we part with it.
There is not much to be done with a man who is tighter than three coats of paint. He wants something, seeks an advantage. He cannot love.