We expect a reward, and everyone around us expects to be rewarded.
This consumerist way of living, with each transaction we make, removes us from our spiritual origins!
If we live in a society in which high status and achievement are the only states that seem to be valued, then we must reward!
But embodying unconditional love comes with no status or value, because it is our element. We are love: therefore this is the only caring we need.
So, today, try to go beyond expecting or giving a reward, and do something without a hidden agenda. It feels so wonderful, like opening a window and feeling cool new air on the skin.
Writer (fiction/non-fiction) living in Japan. Interests: real and re-education; FMAlexander, Feldenkrais & Krishnamurti; literature; non-duality and otherness; human expression and imagination; indigenous wisdom; Cathars; Buddhism; and liberating human beings using the written word.