The Sacred Money vs The Sacred Earth Story

14 May

Which do you live by?

The Sacred Money Story:
Time is money. Money is wealth. Those who make money are society’s wealth creators. Poverty is a sign of personal failure. Consumption is the path to happiness. Individualistic greed and competition are human virtues that the invisible hand of the free market directs to ends that create opportunity and prosperity for all. Those who would deprive society’s wealth creators of the fruits of their labor engage in envy—a mortal sin. Maximizing financial gain is a moral and legal duty of business—indeed of each individual. Earth is a rock in space useful as source of free resources and a convenient waste dump.

The Sacred Earth Story:
Time is life. Life is the most precious of the many forms of wealth. As living beings, we survive and prosper only as contributing members of a living Earth Community evolving toward ever-greater beauty, complexity, self-awareness, and possibility. Making time for life—to experience and serve—is the path to happiness and well-being. Equality, community, and connection to nature are essential foundations of human health and happiness. It is our human nature to care and to share. Earth is our sacred mother. As she loves and nurtures us, we must love and care for her. The institutions of business, government, and civil society exist for only one purpose—to serve as vehicles through which we cultivate and express our true nature and create our means of living in service to the Earth Community to which we all belong.

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One Response to “The Sacred Money vs The Sacred Earth Story”

  1. savasana addict May 20, 2013 at 1:33 pm #

    This is wonderful, and so true. I always think that those who have money in abundance can still only buy all those organic whole foods because there are others who have not lost this precious connection to mother earth and actually know how to grow and harvest what keeps us alive. If our soil one day yields nothing anymore we need to start eating our hard earned cash we’re so proud of.

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