Tag Archives: outflow

Money

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.

Giving

Outflow determines inflow. Not only does this not make sense, it seems antagonistic to sense. Sense in this context is ego. Ego exists in a permanent state of insufficiency, of not enough.

No good deed was ever executed in the future. There is no master plan, nor any need for one. Nothing in Nature makes plans.

Princes and paupers

Men who find themselves in the biggest pickles are men who have difficulty giving. They are preoccupied with what they don’t have, dissatisfied, aggrieved, insufficient, chronically wanting. By contrast, givers live like princes.

The origin of suffering

When what I want is at the centre of the picture—when I am selfish—I suffer.

Common to most mental disorders is an excess of I-ness, of self-concern.

Selfishness is a wasting disease. It eats its host.

I am what I think about.