Materialism is our glittering Reality. Especially now, then the Christmas time is coming, the amount of that glitter increases, as if accumulating material riches was the message of Christ. The magic of Matter is powerful. The human/physical part of our being is longing for comfort and beauty, sensual satisfaction and delight…We dive into the fascination of matter and its hypnotizing charm.
But the Matter is not all we consist of. Another powerful part of us is the Spirit (I don’t mean the soul here though)
For a spiritual person is not easy to find the balance between the two. While in a mediation I dwell in the Realm of a Spirit and realize the tremendous power and beauty of it, it is the magic of materialism that wants to take over in my daily life, for instance in a form of the pretty Vienna City with its imperial style and flavour of coffee…
Is it possible to have both, to enjoy the Materialism and Spirituality?
Since several years I am trying to play a game and make these two happily coexist. When you meet me first, you might say I am quite successful in that (I keep up a glamour look and spend much time in restaurants and cafes). An yet it feels like a game, because all the time I am aware of the silent completion between the two. The famous dualism is always there…
Honestly, I am in owe of the black magical power of Materialism. Since last 2 decades I have been watching Materialism taking over in two greatest spiritual nations like Indian and Russian. Within no time (historically seen) the value system crashed down and many people had to undergo a wired transformation of their attitudes to life and themselves. Take Russians, that naturally idealistic and spiritual nation, which missed the steady capitalistic development – today it hurts to see the millions of beautiful and educated women absolutely possessed with the idea of getting rich husbands. And nothing would be wrong with that, it is a natural instinct of a woman to desire a financially secure base for a healthy family; but a mere glance at them will tell you it’s a desperate obsession. Alas. And that is only one example.
I wonder how do you see and go about this dualism?