False security is the biggest danger in life

Are you centred only on logic?
Do you feel accumulation of wealth gives you tremendous security?
Do you always plan precisely your whole day routine?

If your answer is a ‘YES’ to any one of the above questions, you are a person living in the length dimension. Length dimension means anything with a systematic logical flow, a repeated flow with the same logic every time. Whatever is known in the Universe, 99.99% is logic. But the Universe comprises both the Manifest (Vyakta) and the Unmanifest (Avyakta) components. The unfortunate thing is our society can only grasp the length dimension which is rooted on logic. Hence, the collective unconsciousness in society creates an imaginary security using the illusionary concept of electronic currency and the zeros in the bank balance. With electronic money, you may be better secured but not absolutely secured. This is because relative security is not real absolute security. People who are constantly striving for security in life with money will find themselves cheated by life as all it takes is an accident to wake them up and they will realize that they are living in illusion. Security and wealth are the false security which makes human beings not seek the true security in life. The false security is the biggest danger in length dimension.

In Vedic tradition, money is not Lakshmi (a Hindu Goddess who represents the energy of wealth, fortune and abundance), using money so that you allow it to flow as currency is Lakshmi. Hoarding the money is known as Kubera wealth that neither allows you to enjoy the wealth nor others can enjoy the wealth. Instead the flow of currency is Lakshmi wealth where you treat money cheaply by sharing generously and allow Lakshmi to follow you. Fundamentally, the absolute wealth is the number of hours you are intensely alive in a day without being affected by your hormones or other external factors. That is real security because you are not touched by anything external, you are centred from within!

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Completion of insecurity with wealth

I can say that one of my past insecurity patterns is with money or wealth. I grew up in a large family of eight and my father was a humble construction worker. Money was a constant struggle and often the reason for fights between my parents. At a very young age of 5-6, there was this one violent fight between my parents because of money which led me to develop a wrong cognition about money out of fear – “Money is so important because with money, people don’t have to fight.”. Money was perceived as a security blanket for me.

Living in a small nation like Singapore where we are constantly reminded by the government that there is a lack of natural resources in our country and people are the only resource that we have. The propaganda is always based on the same insecurity so as to keep us feeling inadequate that we need to keep running our lives to build our ideal dream home, happy family lifestyle and a comfortable retirement nest. That is the kind of societal conditioning I grew up with in relation with wealth.

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