Character Building Part 5- Positive Reflection Of The Week
Character Building- The Future To A Great Life! (Part 5) – Submitted by Shahwana
Moderation & Non-excessiveness
“Moderation is one of the secrets of prosperity. Do not spend beyond your budget. What you waste will be taken away.” ― Master Choa Kok Sui
Today we live in a world where so much is accessible to us so easily, a world where ASAP (as soon as possible) is the norm, a world where a simple click of the mouse can help us get whatever we want. In such a world, it is no surprise that we often forget when to stop. The more we get, the more we want, and greed is always dangerous. This is where the virtue of moderation and non-excessiveness comes in.
“Within Abundance is the Seed of Poverty unless you practice tithing, moderation and industriousness.” ― Master Choa Kok Sui
Money Saved Is Money Earned
In terms of your finances, moderation involves living within your means. Wasteful spending will eventually lead to poverty. According to Master Choa Kok Sui, saving and investing 20-30% of what one earns (after taxation and tithing) is one of the keys to prosperity.
Everything In Moderation, Including Moderation
The essence of moderation and non-excessiveness is balance. You’ve probably heard of the phrase, “Too much of anything is bad”. As you progress spiritually, you might develop a tendency to curtail every aspect of yourself which you feel will hamper with your internal growth. Even that is against the virtue of moderation and non-excessiveness, as you will end up overdoing it. Suppression is not the solution, transmutation is. You need to utilize and transform undesirable energies that are within you. Excessive remorse and guilt hinder spiritual well-being and happiness. Instead of dwelling in the past about certain things you might have done, focus on your present and you will be rewarded in the future.
“Regulate your mind. Do not worry excessively about the future. If you have done everything that has to be done, the future will take care of itself.” ― Master Choa Kok Sui
“The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily. This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and of wisdom.” ― Plato
“Many things which cannot be overcome when they are together yield
themselves up when taken little by little.” ― Plutarch
-An Article by Prana World
Shahwana Khanam – Pranic Healer