“A lot of people get so hung up on what they can't have that they don't think for a second about whether they really want it.”― Lionel Shriver
Maryann Williamson said in "A Return To Love": It's not that material things are bad. It's that they're nothing (I'm paraphrasing).
Here's my hit on material things -- as always, take what you want and leave the rest (that means you too, haters).
Material things are fun if you think they're fun and if they float your boat. Maybe you want a boat, for example. I personally don't because I get sea sick and my ex-husband wanted to go out fishing on his dad's boat all the time and I didn't have the best time ever on it -- but went anyway.
There's nothing wrong with material things -- boats, cars, houses, jets, clothes, jewelry, art, shoes, etc. But the rush you get from them is short-lived. Then you want more, most likely. Which again, is cool. It's the never-ending desire of the Spirit -- more, more, more. More love, more light, more joy, more connection, more freedom, more exhilaration (and perhaps, more material things). There's no judgment. It's all good. And if you -- or others -- are judging, you ain't operating from your higher self in that moment. You be showing up as that "lower form" of yourself. Just sayin'. But hurray! The next moment is yo' chance to begin again -- operating from your higher and authentic self.
What's cool to realize is that relationships are eternal, unlike the short-lived rush of acquiring a material thing. Even the relationships that "end" don't actually end -- they are forever. So that relationship is for keeps and continues to give you joy (or whatever) for ever more.
Love that. Best ever! Makes me so so happy every time I look at my husband, my five kids, my amazing friends and family, my Prana family, my students, my readers, my community, my neighbors -- and you.
Have the BEST DAY EVER! Namaste! Taylor plus 5