The conman and the napkin

You find yourself in a precarious situation sometimes…- vitally important things happen to you that others fail to notice – or if they notice, they bluntly disregard those inconspicuous details as mere “fantasy”…

“Don´t take things so seriously, you  ascribe too much importance to matters of no consequence”, they say.

But these matters of “no consequence” make a life in purpose or a life spent in despondent mediocrity. These very details are sometimes the difference between being dead or alive. Literally and metaphorically.

Those key details are simply overlooked or dismissed, being considered “a waste of time”.
So there you are all by yourself, sensing the gravity of your awkward and disconcerting situation, with no one around you can turn to…

You are on your own. YOU AND YOUR DESTINY.

So, I once knew this guy. He was smart and cheerful, a rather talkative person. Tall, imposing stature, elegant. Very charming. He had a penetrating, lively convincing voice. Seemingly so…- THERE WAS SOMETHING IN HIS LAUGH WHICH WAS FORCED, something spurious, disturbing, for the common ear, a hardly detectable dissonance of sorts.

“Maybe I make this up, it´s all in my head”, I thought.

He was working in a radio station, he had a rather interesting program with philosophical questions. Long story short: He wanted me to join him in this radio show, which I did. I collaborated with him for few months. Anyway, this broadcast showed to be a success. We even did a few very appreciated lectures together. We were to carry on and engage in different other projects.

Once we were in his car going somewhere. “Do you have a napkin?”, I asked him. “Of course, here…” he said THROWING ME A PACK OF NAPKINS.

Here is the point of my story: he threw this napkin to me in such a way that I was dumbfounded: in that simple gesture I could read so much recklessness, arrogance, contempt and terrifying callousness.
It was impossible to misinterpret – in a fraction of a second I got the clear message:
Behind his mannered, well-polished  mask, this guy was a treacherous, totally unreliable sham. A conman.

Let´s be honest, how many people would attach any importance to someone throwing a package of napkins?…

Luckily I was shrewd enough to take these inconspicuous warning signals seriously. Right after this incident, I began to look at him with totally dispassionate eyes, and realized that I had seen through him. His humanitarian projects, his interest to promote wisdom, to assist  and help people was nothing but hollow phrases. He would trample on corpses in order to fulfill his agenda.

The weird thing is that he was not an entirely bad man. But who knows – his destiny
in his present life is to be an impostor.

So I stopped the collaboration with him. Thanks God I have been gifted with this highly unlikely intuition:
One year after, this man started a construction company and soon after he bankrupted many of his associates. Finding himself with no cash, he managed to persuade a gullible young man I know – one of his broadcast listeners – to lend him 45.000 Euros with 50% interest.

Even to this day, the poor youngster hasn´t retrieved a cent back…

The moral:
LEARN TO “WASTE” YOUR TIME WITH MATTERS OF “NO CONSEQUENCE” – as there is the difference between the loser and the winner!

What is money really?

Yes, this seems to be an impossible topic. Even more impossible task to render in few words.
But as I always want to keep it simple, here is the deal:

Money is the direct and indirect outcome of man´s idea of effort, punishment, suffering,
fear, projection and compensation.

Does Man know anything about worth or his self-worth? Hard question…

Worth derives from man´s idea of effort, and as man secretly thinks he deserves to be punished, it means that Worth is a relief, some kind of time out from suffering. Man´s image of Worth is thus a derivative of punishment.

Effort equates punishment, that is fear to be. Effort is the distance from What is, to What it can be, that is, a mere projection. Man fears his projection, it is serious stuff as Projection is becoming. Deprive man of his projection of becoming and he is lost.

Thus money is just an attempt to equate worth, a substitution for effort and resistance, a compensation for suffering and fear to be, indeed, man´s abstract means to reach his illusory projection.

It´s hard to speculate what would happen if humans saw through and dropped this immemorial illusions of time, suffering, effort, punishment and fear…

For now, it is maybe a Utopia, but just imagine if we all were happy – would there be anyone to punish…?
If there was no one to punish, would there be any projection of your self-worth…?
Give it a thought:
If we all were all happy and free to find our real existential motivation, if no fear was to compensate,
would there be any need for money then?…

If everybody was happy, who would be there to put a price in an unfathomable rich Universe…?

Real money is flow and motivation – an answer to Richard

You see Richard I am not flirting with Busy, I am really flirting with Truth here on Mirrors of Encounters. 🙂
Only truth strengthens us:
To speak honestly from the heart is the purpose of me writing here. Conversation about these life-matters are unspeakably vital. Many people resign often cause they are short of real conversations.

Finding yourself is value. Liberation. Sense. That kind of sense that money only, never can buy…
Everything is so new, so sometimes I am overwhelmed by not being able to really grasp the newness of it all… This “New Truth” has turned me upside down.

But the great thing is that I´ve never before felt so unshakably certain, joyful and anchored.
Grateful and focused. Motivated.
Real money is Energy, Flow and Motivation. Clarity! Lightness of being. MONEY CANNOT BE DISSOCIATED FROM SENSE. And alas, that´s what happens in society today: Money is compensation for lack of sense…This paradigm has to change.

I don´t have a “method” as to how it goes practically, but I know money will pour – once you are centered in a new swifter perception.

In a way we are like Columbus, not seeing yet the shore BUT KNOWING IT IS THERE. We are still on the unknown waters so every single movement matters.


A truth

If cowardice would be convertible in money, most people would be millionaires.

Quoting Alan Watts

A job is usually something so abominable and boring that you can get paid for doing it. The object of doing this is to make money. The object of making money is to go home, and enjoy the money you have made. When you have money you can buy pleasure. But MONEY CAN NEVER BUY PLEASURE, as pleasure has nothing to do with the symbol of power, which is money.