Meditation can be an invaluable guide in seeing and allowing informed choices about your life’s manifestation.
Another virtue? Thrift.
I will go with thrift, also called prudence or sound judgement. The dedication to thrift leads to wise disposition of resources, and accomplishing the greatest good possible in the present moment, at any time. It seems very wise, yes?
Thrift pursued with full commitment leads to a desire to control more resources, because you want to have a greater positive impact. As you pursue greater and greater thrift, you move into greed where you seek to have everything because you deserve it. You earned it by being so thrifty. They call these people misers.
So it’s just about doing a little to get a little and not over doing? Keeping the balance, and virtue persisted in becomes a vice. Any light shined for too long blinds. So just as each virtue is it’s own whole world, so is each vice.
I know I don’t want to be laden with millions of dollars. I just want enough to keep me in my home with internet and groceries. That is wisdom. Few people are actually prepared for wealth. This is why it’s so common to hear of wealth gained and lost. It is better to have enough, then to have too much.
Another virtue? Patience.
Ah, that is a good one. All good things come to they who wait. It allows the wisdom of attention. Watching and waiting till you can act appropriately at the appropriate time. It allows for sound judgement. Give help when it’s time to help. Give everything it’s season under heaven.
Full commitment to patience? Well, if you are fully committed to patience you come to see that everything seems to work all on its own, sort of mechanically, and that you never really have to do anything at all.
You begin to get lazy. Yes, the sin is called sloth, and it gives you more and more ways to exclude yourself from direct involvement. People these days have been moving into the shell of sloth very enthusiastically. It’s a popular neighbourhood.
Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.