A question I have been thinking a lot about recently – today in particular is, Who are you responsible to?
(I mean, truly responsible to not people I know and like but those who I would give anything for.)
Most people I know do not struggle to share what they have or even give the best of what they have to those they love. The challenge comes especially in the western world when what we have is more than those we are responsible to need.
What do we do then? Start listening to the marketing messages inviting us to spend our excess money on their 'very important' products. Its Inevitable, money doesn't stay still for very long and can easily end up consumed in greed and indulgence.
What I am learning is that attempting to stop myself or others being greedy is not the answer!
What is needed is an increase in responsibility, environments that create love and care between individuals so that such excess is no longer available for exploitation by products of indulgence.
Over the last 2 years I have been enjoying a tricky love affair with Africa which as a result of much pain, failure and tears is deepening all the time. I have begun to notice that the more I allow my affection to grow for the abundant yet raped continent the more my resources begin to turn that way also and less is available for pointless spending
I still consume more that I need but I don't concentrate on that. Instead I choose to focus on where I want to be, what I want to be feel responsible for and feel affections towards. As I move on this journey I hope that the pendulum will continue to swing towards the loving end!
If you feel you are acting greedy then maybe try finding something or someone worthwhile to fall in love with and be responsible for!