Monday, 15 August 2016

Thought 295: Spiritual Wealth

"Good and evil, and rich and poor, and high and lowly, and all the names of values: weapons they shall be and clashing signs that life must itself overcome itself again and again!"

- Thus Spoke Zarathustra On The Tarantulas

While I have oft expressed the view on this web log that monetary wealth is fake wealth as opposed to goods and services, the latter nonetheless remain a form of material wealth.

More valuable than material wealth is perhaps spiritual wealth coming in the shape of ideas, artistic expressions, contact with friends and loved ones, general enlightenment and self-love. 

While materialism is in some sense spiritual, because material objects do affect and engage the spirit, spiritual wealth is arguably less bound to pragmatic things and allows for one's soul to float and appreciate our Creator-given existence in a more open-ended and liberating way.