- Thoughts for inspired living

November 18, 2007


Filed under: John Morgan's Blog — John Morgan @ 8:36 am

Withholding is a deduction. It’s a very practical business practice to keep back some money for future financial obligations such as taxes. And with our complicated tax structure in the U.S., it’s prudent to look for allowable deductions so you don’t give away what is rightfully yours.

If you withhold too much, you don’t have the use of that deducted money. It doesn’t earn any interest for you in the withholding account. So you may look for professional guidance to ensure you have optimum use of your money. This all makes sense.

What are you withholding from your life? Are you deducting too much? And is it in your best interest?

It’s always been interesting to me that memorable messengers, whose ideas have stood the test of time, came to the same conclusions independent of each other.

You will always find the threads of commonality amongst the ancient sages and prophets – Lao Tzu, Buddha, Jesus, Muhammad, et al.

So I consulted the works of a couple of modern day messengers, Jerry Stocking and Eckhart Tolle to see if they had a common message on today’s blog topic and here’s what I found:

“What do you want from another that you are withholding from yourself?” – Jerry Stocking

“Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.” – Eckhart Tolle

Aside from my amazement that people can come to the same core nibbling at the apple from different ends, what can we learn from their words?

Here’s my interpretation: You will never get what you are seeking from another until you recognize that you already have it in yourself.

Most of us never go deep enough to find our core wellspring. We are controlled by the pronouncements of our patterned thinking and continue to thirst.

This keeps us looking outside for answers. “If only this, that, or the other thing would happen, then I will be happy” seems to be the common conversation at the copy machine.

Take a step back and notice for a moment that that logic has never worked.

What you have been seeking is already present. Make the effort to get your intellect out of the way for a few moments each day and drink from the communal well that will give you full access to your wealth. After your meditative time away, you will return to your activities with a refreshed and calmer mind and earn interest on your investment.

All the best,


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