Meditation on Living Free from the Prison of Consumerism to Love More

I read recently people in the U.S. work more hours per week, take less vacation, and retire later in life than the citizens of ANY other industrialized nation.  Why is that?  I think it’s because we’ve gotten confused as to what matters in life.  Ads, books, movies, magazines, TV shows, and so much more YELL to us life is a game.  Our culture says our purpose is to win it by earning money, owning homes, buying things, obtaining prestigious positions, looking young and fit, and so on.  These are ALL good things … but NOT what life is about.  Life isn’t a game, it’s a GIFT.  Our purpose here isn’t to win, it’s to LEARN to LOVE.
I think Albert Einstein was getting at this when he said these rich words: “A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”
You see, I think life is SUPER simple, it’s about connection and Love.  Today, I invite us to live FREE from the prison of consumerism to love and be loved more.

 

If you enjoyed this you can sign up for email notifications of future blogs on the right.  Additionally, I have a Facebook page where I regularly post articles, blogs, quotes, meditations, etc. to encourage us to more Light and Love.  Again, to the right there’s a link for you to “Like” the page. ❤

Grace and peace,

Lang

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s