Here is another lesson I learned many years ago from my spiritual teacher:
Material flow has to do with marketing your personality for a job or selling a service or product independently. Your personality includes your skills and abilities because the personality reflects the whole person. Material flow creates money and cash flow is the way the money is used to create more money. Your personality is the magnetic attractor of material flow.
Everyone that has jobs or whose business serves the markets of the middle class or the poor are in danger of not being able to sustain an income. The only jobs or businesses that will be secure will be those that have the rich as their market. The rich have become a separate society of the rich providing for the richer.
The secret of being rich and being happy is not having any more than is needed. So if you want a lot of money, you have to create a positive purpose for being rich in which the money is used well and wisely for purposes larger than just having wealth to buy stuff.
This lesson came into my life sometime in the 1980s. At that time my spiritual teacher, told me that people with jobs, unless they are top executive jobs with top Fortune 500 companies, will see their incomes drops, their benefits fall away and their jobs disappearing altogether and that there would be little or no possibility to recover from that. He predicted that the middle class, which was very strong during that decade and most of the next, would wither and shrink to become very small and the poor would increase in great numbers.
Today, we see exactly that. I’m gratified to see so many people turning to entrepreneurship as that is the way to a more secure future for many who walk that path. Some of us will get rich and some of us will be comfortable, and in that way we will escape being poor.
Where are you on this path? Are you making good decisions and wise choices? Have you worked to improve your personality?