From Money Magnetism
by Swami Kriyananda
Materialistic people often think not only of matter, but of energy, too, as a limited quantity. The truth is, however, that the more you use your energy, the more you’ll find that you generate energy. So many people think, “But I’ve got to save my strength.” They are wrong.
Yes, of course we need rest, periodically. Yes, of course we mustn’t overdo; we’d be foolish to drive ourselves to the point where our will power shuts off, for with unwillingness our energy supply shuts off, too. But remember: Energy used joyfully and willingly doesn’t exhaust energy; it generates more energy.
If, then, you want to earn money, approach it as a focal point for your energy-flow, and use it to help you generate a greater flow of energy. Remember, money is only a symbol of energy. Approach it as energy. And remember the principle, “The greater the will, the greater the flow of energy.” There need be no limits to your flow of abundance. The only limits will be those you place on that flow yourself, by the self-erected fence of emotional attachment.
A person who receives from God the blessing of great wealth, but spends it only on himself, will sooner or later find his wealth being removed from him, or its supply drying up. Whatever we are given in this world, whether money, popularity, or talent, should be taken as an opportunity for service. We were not put here on earth merely to live for ourselves. We were given the blessing of a human body that we might enter into a greater awareness of all life.
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