Material wealth, spiritual wealth

“If you don’t get out of your shell, you’re just a nut.”


Nobody is pursuing material wealth, nor is anybody pursuing spirituality.

People are only pursuing their wellbeing.

Whatever your current understanding of your wellbeing is, accordingly, that is what you are pursuing. If you are running after money, you are not running after money – you are running after what you consider your wellbeing. If you are sitting and meditating – you are not running after meditation. You are also doing that in pursuit of your wellbeing. Your understanding of wellbeing may evolve at different points of your life; accordingly, that is what you pursue. So there is no such thing as pursuit of material wealth and pursuit of spiritual wealth. We have to ask ourselves: What is that wellbeing which endures? Which I will not regret? So that after pursuing it for 50 years, you will not look back and feel empty-handed? If you pay attention to the most important entity in your life – which is yourself, not your money, not your career, not your wealth, but you – your idea of wellbeing will evolve into a place that will endure.

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One Response to Material wealth, spiritual wealth

  1. Liam says:

    Thanks, Tanja for sharing. So true what you’ve written.

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