Then I said to him: ‘Lord when someone meets you in a Moment of vision, is it through the soul [psyche] that they see, or is it through the Spirit [Pneuma]?’ The Teacher answered: ‘It is neither through the soul nor the spirit, but the nous between the two which sees the vision, and it is this which…’ (the rest is missing)
Prior to seeing that definition the immediate thinking was that greed was just about money but we realize that it’s all about fear. And why does Greed rhyme with Green? In fact, greed is just another word for fear; the fear of not having enough, the fear of being overtaken by foreign powers, the fear of losing the things that we think we have, the things that we think we own but as Tyler Durden states in The Fight Club “the things we own end up owning us.”
We’re proud of our fancy houses but forget that we still have a mortgage. We’re proud of our fancy car but forget that it’s been financed. We love our spouses and our children and forget that they are individuals. We forget the truth lurking within the voice of ownership. Ownership isn’t real. Because when it’s all said and done and we make that final mortgage payment, that final car payment, or work our lives away trying to keep a family together we realize that there are still maintenance and repairs that need to be made. Property taxes and car insurance. Children need this and they need that. Spouses need this or they need that. So where does it end and who owns who?
Sooner or later we’ll come to realize that it’s an endless trap and no matter what we think about the pieces of paper – the deeds, the pink slips, the marriage certificate that represent ownership the truth is that the 1% that currently controls everything – owns everything. That’s right they own you and everything you love whether you want to accept it or not. But we have the power to change that. Honestly, and i’m not saying that is true for all families but do you not think that a rich person can come and take your family away by baiting them with everything they could ever dream of?
Your car what good is it if you can’t even afford to maintain it or even pay for the gas that runs it? Who controls the gas prices? The instrument of greed is one of the greatest instruments of control that the global elite has used to keep the masses oppressed and to continually accept the ridiculous way of life that has been given them. Why don’t we demand more?
Shouldn’t our basic needs be met for free? I mean does it make sense when the choice is truly ours to make that we should have to pay for a roof over our heads, to have enough food to eat, and to have shelter from the elements? Or in another words does it make sense that we should want to be free to create a better life for ourselves and our children?
Sure we should have to pay for things like Ipods and Playstations but the basic necessities of life should be free. This choice is ours to make for ourselves and for each other – not for the global elite to make for us. We should be the ones that create the system rather then the ones that mindlessly accepts a system provided to us.
We aren’t we demanding more? Do we not deserve it? Why do we have to worry about our children and them being able to survive in the “real world” when the choice is ours to create a better world for them? Why are continually supporting a system that does not have our best interests at heart? Please let’s all think about this.
With this I send the vibrations of world peace, love, healing, forgiveness, compassion, truth, and infinite understanding to the divine oneness that is in all. Namaste.