Survival and Dignity

People have a right to basic survival. Even if they do nothing. Even if they contribute nothing. Survival with dignity is one of the basic rights of life. I have given you enough resources to be able to guarantee that to everyone. All you have to do is share.” – Neale Donald Walsch, The Complete Conversations with God.

This piece of wisdom seems difficult to accept…. particularly this…’even if they do nothing’. Right? But, don’t you think we have confused a lot of things? We sometimes base our notions of equality on ‘beingness’ and sometimes on ‘doingness’. For instance, we might give equal pay for equal work; but, we don’t give equal respect to the same two persons if one of them belongs to another race. Our lives and systems are full of contradictions. Then, why not follow the laws of nature..the universe…? Such as, the law of cause and effect, the law of supply, the law of abundance, the law of love, the law of attraction…

We all have equal right to living, and the right to dignity because of the simple fact of our being, and irrespective of our doing. Abundance is there in the Universe. Let us enjoy and share. Let our doing be the medium of expression of our being, and not the source of livelihood. Abundance flows to us by a simple affirmation of gratitude: “Thank you, God, for making me an instrument of thy abundance.” – Dr. Wayne Dyer

Hoarding and accumulating without sharing creates imbalance. We all have a right to luxurious life. Let us exercise our right and allow the same experience to others. Dignity would then be an obvious outcome.

Love, Joy, Peace
Shubha Baldota
Counsellor and Life Coach


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