So I’m back in Belgrade, and was out in the park with Isabelle. We’d just done some shipping and had a little sit down to soak up some Vitamin D.
I noticed all these kids playing around having a good time. No fancy toys, either. No remote control cars, batter powered toys – not even a big wheel! Just running around, playing in the mud, playing tag.
And they were have a great time.
I just got to thinking about about how lucky we are- and just how greedy some of us get.
It seems that we’re all stuck in this never ending “more more more” consumerist spiral – more is great! More will make you happy! Get more at any cost – even your own future financial stability – Always MORE!
Everyone wants more – and they want THE BEST DEAL. Or a better price. Or special treatment of some kind – and we feel entitled to it.
I used to be the same way. Whenever I was buying anything from anyone – I’d always want a better price. I’d continually assume whatever they were charging was too much. I’d want to spend as LEAST as possible to get what I wanted – every time.
Now, I’ve realized that this is a horrible way of behaving – for a multitude of reasons.
First – Upon the grand realization that we are just all miniature sparks of the infinite creative source/god/all that is experiencing this human trip…. Getting one over on someone is the same as getting one over on yourself. You’re literally – fucking yourself over.
Ok, so that’s the big picture.
Furthermore, on an earthly level, the energy in which you conduct your transaction is the one you’re putting out into the ether. So, you’re passing that vibration on to that person, and they’ll pass it along to the next one – and so on and so on. And eventually everyone thinking “Why is everyone so fucking greedy?
Because of YOU that’s why – there’s nobody else to blame – because everyone is YOU.
Also, on an earthly level, you should simply want to support the people and organizations you give your money to. I mean, yesterday I was in this wonderful organic shop. They locally make, all organic soaps, face cream, hazelnut butter, all kinds of great stuff. Yeah, it’s more expensive than the cheap ass GMO, mechanized, chemical laden stuff you’d get in a supermarket. Much more. And you know what – I want him to have that money – because I want him to be around in 6 months so I can buy more great stuff. I want other people to be able to buy those products so they can also enjoy washing their hair without using a product containing industrial chemicals that are used in mainstream commercial products, such as carcinogens, pesticides, reproductive toxins, and hormone disruptors.
If I don’t think I should have to develop an auto-immune condition (hey, 1 in 10 people have one and it’s going up every year!) they why should I want my neighbour to get one?
So I WANT that guy to have my money. Sure, I’ll have less money, but it’s worth the price because I’m thinking of the big picture.
I don’t want a discount from that guy – I want him making money, being successful, and starting other locations to get his products out in other places.
Let’s get a bit deeper here – I’m not the first person to realize thie but it’s just another simple truth. The more money I spend the more money comes back to me. I know this. I relish this – it’s great!
So, this is a wake up call. We create the world around us by our actions and certainly by our spending. $ is the most powerful weapon we have. If we stopped supporting the industries that are killing us, they would have no option but to either go out of business – or start selling us things we want to buy.
There is nobody else to blame – but us.
So next time you think about negotiating on price – ask yourself. What are you actually buying? Where’s that money going? And what’s the true cost of your purchase?
God’s speed and good shopping ;)