I’ve never bought into the belief that you can’t be spiritual and rich at the same time. A lot of people I know feel that it’s their obligation to be poor because they are so spiritual. They feel like money will corrupt them and turn them into a greedy and unethical person. I feel like making money doesn’t turn into someone like that – you either are someone like that or you are not. That was a thought reverberated in the Spiritual Laws of Money course that I took. If you are greedy and unethical, then you will still be greedy and unethical when you get money. But if you are a kind, loving, and giving person, then money will only amplify your ability to be kind, loving, and giving.
Where Do We Gt The Idea That Being Rich and Spiritual Don’t Go Together?
A lot of it has to do with TV. I have seen many more shows where rich people are evil and poverty is twisted to look spiritual. The more we see those images of rich and evil and poor and spiritual, the more we believe them. But, that’s just really bad programming based on a few people’s beliefs, not fact.
And of course there are certain religious beliefs that confuse people about whether or not being rich is a good or bad thing.
God does not necessarily want His people to be rich, but He wants them to prosper in spiritual and physical health and in wellbeing.
— michael e williams (@MinisterMike45) July 10, 2016
Many people have struggled and struggled with the rationale that they are going to be rewarded, eventually, after they die. For now, they should be thankful for what they have. I think that thought limits people from going after more because they believe that if they start looking for their reward now, they will somehow be denied it later on.
I had a very religious friend read me a passage from the bible that she took to mean rich people are evil and we shouldn’t strive to be rich. I can’t remember what it was exactly, but I remember looking at her thinking, “She’s never going to make a lot of money with that belief.”
I really don’t think God would have a problem with you being rich and helping people in the process. I think it becomes a problem when you are focused on the money and make it something more important than love, kindness, and compassion.
And lastly, there is good old hand me down advice from our parents and grandparents who believe that it is better to have little if we want to connect to our spiritual side.
There Are Rich People Who Suck
Sure, there are some rich people out there who have twisted ethics and do bad things, and they do them loudly. It’s hard not to notice the negative impact they have on the world, and sometimes it’s hard not to be impacted directly by them. But, that’s all the more reason for spiritual people to become rich.
The more rich and spiritual people we have in the world, the more we can do that is good. For instance, have you heard of the giving pledge? It is a pledge the world’s wealthiest individual take to donate the majority of their wealth to charity work. So, if you get really rich, you could be a part of this pledge and give away most of the money you earn. And why wouldn’t someone who is spiritual and wants to help out the world not want to participate in that? It’s a way to give in big amounts and really make a difference.
Whether we like it or not, money does make a difference! It can help give people a better life. It can help people become healthier. It can help – bottom line.
Q. What do you think about being both spiritual and rich at the same time? Do you think it’s possible? Why or why not?
A. Philtrate (The Teaching Escape Guy)
Yes, it is possible. Essential I think because money on its own is nothing if you are not helping others.
Spirituality has many definitions, of course, and I have a very broad definition – helping people.
When you help others you grow your karma and reputation. As your reputation grows, more people will add you to their contact list or even offer you paying work.
No I don’t agree with this philosophy that rich people can’t be spiritual. It’s all about their principles, approach towards their life and humanity. If someone is honest, follow his heart, work hard to fulfil his dreams, he can do anything in his life and make things possible. That’s true that some people go for short tricks (in negative way) to make quick money but that will not hold them long. Right way is the only productive approach to become successful.
A. Minuca Elena (Minuca creates awesome influencer roundups that provide quality content, brings huge traffic, and helps bloggers connect with influencers.)
Yes, I think it’s possible. It depends a lot how a person became rich. Some people inherit wealth, others earn it themselves. I believe that spiritual people are in both categories.
Some high paid jobs and businesses can affect a person’s spirituality. For example, people that run corporations are very pragmatic. Studies discovered that 3% of business leaders are psychopaths. That is a lot more than the average of 1%.
Actors and music stars often have drug abuse problems.
People that make wealth the #1 priority in life and chase fame are not interested in spirituality.
Still, we can not make a general statement that correlates someone’s wealth with their spirituality.
If you want to become rich but you are afraid that you are going to lose your spirituality along the way, remember that you are in charge. Don’t compromise your moral values.
If you feel that you need to hide your actions because people would reject you, including people you love and trust, then you should stop doing it. Shame and the feeling that people wouldn’t understand and approve are the first signs that something is wrong.