Love Rather Than Accumulation
When the industrialized world looks at those cultures thought to be poor . . . to have less in terms of capital resources . . . do they really have less, or is it just that they have different? There’s a notion that all peoples must have the same amounts of the same things in order for there to be a measurable equality, but when you have somethings missing in your world, there’s space left over for other things to enter your life. This is a model that's worked well for centuries, but with the expanded global market, massive coverage with mobile phones, and television media that blasts the messages of marketing throughout the world, these abilities to find emotional satisfaction with different quantities and qualities are becoming fragile.
The concept of physical poverty, in the olden times, made room for an emotional wealth, uncluttered by stuff. Many lives were emotionally rich in the absence of material accumulation. This is the nature that must be re-empowered as humans enter into the worlds of other cultures and begin imposing solutions for what's perceived as ailments, or needs. There’s an inherent balance that takes place when lives are lived around love rather than accumulation. There’s a similarity with this concept when addressing the world of “disabilities” -- often times, when an ability is missing, other unique abilities appear to fill the “void” because they must. Nature has a resistance to the human concept of a single quality -- this is natural evolution. The disruption occurs when a world desires everyone to be the same; to be “normal”, ordinary, measurable, and defined by a set of standards. This is the world of limited thinking where life is only considered safe when it's similar.
Our prayer is that you take on this challenge and demonstrate to those who are different that they are not in need of being the same as you; that you redefine the measure of value, and shed great light on the values not measured in cash or the identical capacities.