Vernon Howard said this: “You will always get your spiritual gold.” How true that is. And while I know that intellectually, my emotions often don’t have a clue. And that is how we learn of our self-division.
Let’s say I take umbrage at something someone says to me and I react. In that case, I get no spiritual gold. But if I review the exchange and realize that I was wrong to take umbrage, I get my spiritual gold.
Vernon went on to say, “Stop paying and learn how to get paid.” This is another way of saying that we are paying the price when we react from our egos. The price is self-evident. Our blood pressure goes up and we do a slow burn. But once we see this, we get paid. So if you are sincere about doing your inner work, you always get paid.
Jesus said, “Lay not up for yourselves treasures on earth.” Same thing. Our true treasure lies in seeing how wrong we are in trying to force anything earthly to reward us.
And we don’t have to look far to see where our inner work lies. “Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.” The work is to be done now. Oh, we fall down and go to sleep time and time again, but as the old guru told his disciple, “When you fall, just get back up!”