James Laing Smith wrote at 2015-11-14 22:23:22
It is important to be aware that it is natural to feel a sense of lack it is a natural outcome of simply being, the arsing and falling with no fixed point. What is unatural is to project this lack onto money in the hope that it fills this natural sense of lack. When we accept that we will, until we break the fetters of conditioned existance, feel this sense of lack then we can hold our relationship with money more lightly, and begin to put in the place the practical steps of addressing debt, which is the personification of a sense of lack, unless we are truly poor and credit is the only option we must avoid credit and its associated debt as it binds us to an unatural sense of lack that results in anxiety and unskilful, and unwholesome response that harm us and others.


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