Living in today’s metropolitan world of cell phones, laptops and other high-tech devices is not only hectic, but highly impersonal. We make money and then invest our time and effort to make more money. Ends? Usually not because we are never satisfied. How many times have we convinced ourselves that if we had a little more money, life would be so sweet? But then, after receiving a hefty raise, we realize it wasn’t enough and we need more.
What should you do?
I’ve read a lot of books about life, like Robin Sharma’s monk says and that monk says, and they all seem to say that money is not necessary. But it’s. Can you do without money and a lot? I know I can’t.
So, I went to the neighborhood rabbi and asked him for advice to help me find my true path in life.
The rabbi nodded and led me to the window. “You see?” he asked me.
Immediately, I replied: “I see people walking up and down and a blind man begs for alms in the left corner.”
The rabbi nodded and led me to a large mirror. “Now he looks and tell me what you see?”
“I see myself,” replied the man.
The rabbi smiled. “Now you can’t see anyone else. The mirror and the window are both created from the same raw material: glass, but since a thin layer of silver has been applied to one of them, when you look at it the only thing you can seeing is your reflection ”.
The rabbi put his arm around my shoulders. He compares yourself to those two pieces of glass. Without the silver cloak, you saw other people and felt compassion for them. When covered in silver, you only see yourself. ”
I looked at the rabbi and I looked. “I do not understand.”
The rabbi continued. “You will only become someone if you have the courage to remove the silver covering that covers your eyes to see and love others again.” He patted me on the back and sent me away.
I thought about what he said and came to the conclusion that he was right. Yes. We need money and we shouldn’t aspire to lead a moneyless existence; it makes no sense and will only cause us and our families a lot of pain in the future.
Instead, I suggest following the advice that the rabbi gave me. When we approach life through a silver cover, all we can see is ourselves. But throw that cover away and you can see and hear everyone else.
In life we are allowed and we must be able to look at both types of mirrors, but we must remember that a mirror only reflects us; A window is the door to compassion, health and true wealth. In other words, seek wealth by all means, but don’t let it dissuade you from life, people, children and the poor and needy.