Do you think that only people who have no financial and economic problems have the time for self improvement and for meditation?
Some people do think so.
Do you agree with this line of thinking?
It is possible that this idea arose, because people who are in a better economic condition have more free time, and they want to fill it with some activity, with some hobby. If this is the case, then are they earnest enough or they are just dabbling?
Self improvement, meditation and spiritual growth do not depend on one’s economic condition.
It is true, when you are in a better financial condition it easier to afford buying books and participating in workshops. However, there are many instances of people living in difficult conditions that care about education, about improvement, and about spiritual growth, and therefore, find the means and the time for them.
The truth is that self improvement, meditation and spiritual growth do not depend on one’s economic condition. It is your mind that says they do. It does not want you to make changes and improvements, since it is afraid that this might shake its concepts and beliefs, and endanger its supremacy over you.
Some people say that they are waiting for the right conditions to do this or that. In most cases, it makes no sense to wait for the right conditions. If you are earnest enough, you can do almost everything, even in difficult or hostile conditions.
A lot of successful people, in all areas of life, lived through difficult conditions and had no money, before achieving success in their field. If they were to wait for the right condition they would have never attained anything.
Quite often, difficulties and problems awaken a stronger desire, more motivation, and the ambition to rise above them. This is true with self improvement and meditation, and it is true in earning more money and being in a better financial condition.
You should always remember that what goes inside your mind eventually becomes your reality. If you always complain that you have no money and no time for self improvement and spiritual growth, you don’t allow any opportunity into your life and let your limiting thoughts shape your life.
Even people in dire financial conditions have time for prayer, and prayer is a sort of meditation. You don’t have to be in a good economic condition in order to meditate or enhance your spiritual awareness.
Self improvement, spiritual growth, and devoting the time for these pursuits do not cost money.
Self improvement and spiritual growth are an inner process, and won’t stand in your way to improve your economic condition. On the contrary, they will help you improve it, or at least, change your attitude toward it, and therefore, make it easier to deal with it.
A change of attitude will make you stronger, happier, and more peaceful, and you will be able to look at your life with a broader vision.
When desire and motivation are strong, you can always find the time for self improvement, meditation and spiritual growth.
Remember, external changes follow inner changes. You need to start the change inside you. You need to change your mindset, and then external conditions would change.
This means you need to start right now to change, and not wait for the right conditions. Change always starts from within, not from the outside.
About the Author
Remez Sasson is the founder of Success Consciousness. In his articles and books, he teaches about positive thinking and motivation, visualization, gaining inner strength and inner peace, achieving success, and about improving one’s life.