Be An Example To Others
It was one of those questions designed to seem simple, but with an unexpected answer. The idea being you’d click through to read more about their financial services.
The question was about interest rates, something people generally don’t know much about.
Some say this is on purpose, so bankers can take advantage of more people.
For example, one way to describe a loan is “renting money.” Meaning they give you money, then you give them the money back, plus interest. Since you’ve got to pay them every month, like you’d pay your rent, it’s basically the same concept.
Yet they don’t use this. I mean, if you borrow a pencil from your friend at school, you just give it back when you’re done. If you borrow a library book from the library, you give it back, there’s no cost.
Yet when we “borrow” money, we have to pay extra. Maybe those bankers from centuries ago did this on purpose!
I’m sure you’ve heard that expression that we aren’t physical beings having a spiritual experience, but we are spiritual beings having a physical experience.
We are eternal, but we are in our bodies for only a blip of a split second.
Maybe we’re “borrowing” our bodies, or the matter that makes them up, from the rest of the universe.
Are we here just to have fun? Or do we have a larger purpose?
Is it a free ride, or do we need to “pay rent?”
If so, to who?
Many different religions teach us that our higher purpose is to serve others.
Reminds me of the story of the talents, from the New Testament.
To those who are given much, much is expected.
But what does this mean? What is expected of us? How can we serve others the best?
Maybe by figuring out how to maximize our skills, so we can participate in society by helping to create something that will best serve the most people.
After all, you’ve got a great light within you. Are you going to keep it hidden, or shine it so all can see?
Not only shine it, but make it as bright as you can.
How will you do that?
Maybe that’s the purpose of life itself. To not only shine your light for all to see, but spend your precious little time here maximizing it’s brightness.
Of course, this can be frightening. Not everybody is interested in our light. The world’s got plenty of problems.
But then again, maybe it wouldn’t if everybody would simply shine their lights.
Why not set an example?