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April 27, 2015
Imagine how many people you could help with money. You wouldn't have to worry about charging for yoga classes if you had properity. Money is much like energy. You have to burn a little, give a little, and save a little. The only problem with money is in the hearts of people. It's called GREED or compassion. Some people get money and forget everyone they know. I know a woman who won a big settlement (7 figures) from being hit by a car while she was in the crosswalk. Lucky to survive!
She got a ton of money and blew it all on vacations. She moved away from her family and got a BIG HOUSE. She never invited them. She didn't give a dime to her family and she turned cruel on her husband. Her settlement became "MY MONEY!" She never gave a penny to charity or helped anyone.
Well, she went flat broke because she thought they had so much they couldn't spend it all. Then she ran into health complications. Guess what - her adult children couldn't help her because she was so greedy she never gave any of them anything. Even before she had the money she was always taking from her kids.
Here's my case: It's not the money! It's her own greed that put her in a nursing home as ward of the state. She was originally middle class and she was greedy then. She was rich and suddenly you could see the selfishness. The money created a scowl on her face as she became rude from arrogance. She went on vacations and none of them were happy times because nobody could please her. Now she's flat broke with a scowl on her face.
Is it the money - NO, she was always selfish. This woman was out of balance all along. She never knew the kids who still visit her at the nursing home were her best friends. Money just became a tool to destroy herself. Imagine if she had helped her 3 kids and 8 grandchildren.
That's my sample of money gone wrong, but there are so many good people who give, give give. If you teach Yoga, you have to be a giver. I suppose Bikram is the lone exception to this rule, but all the yoga teachers i know would share their last meal.
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