The root of most people’s suffering in a world of scarcity is fear. Fear that today, we may not survive. Those who live in scarcity lack opportunity, dignity, and respect. Their stuck in the cycle of poverty. Their trapped in a different century.
Most of us with access to the internet don’t know what it’s like to live on less than $3 a day.
With access to these abundant resources (capital, healthcare, education…), and once our survival is taken care of, we have an opportunity to make things better.
When we are not living the life we are supposed to live, when we are not being the person we are supposed to be you will find the root of suffering in the world of abundance.
Are you a writer who isn’t writing or a painter who isn’t paining?
One of the names God chose is Creator. It’s in our DNA. He is happiest when we are creating, when we are creating solutions to complex problems or art or when we put a smile on someone’s face.
Nelson Mandela was able to change the world from a jail cell. In contrast, if you make over $30,000 a year, you are part of the top 1% of income earners in the world.
You have more power than you think you do.
So start. Today. You can do anything. Pick up that piece of trash on the ground. It’s not your job but it needs to be done. It doesn’t matter how small of an act as long as it is done out of love.
Generosity is a choice. Your well-being is only as good as you give.