I’m currently reading The Soul of Money by Lynne Twist. In it, I was struck by this:
My fund-raising work with the very wealthy taught me that, surprisingly, wealth is no protection from human suffering. …People with excess wealth – not all of them, but many – struggle in lives disconnected from the qualities of the soul. They live trapped in a prison of privilege in which material comforts are plentiful, but spiritual and emotional deprivation are real and painful. …For some, wealth only serves as a weapon that expands their capacity to do harm.
I felt challenged, noticing that there’s been a hard stop to where I extend compassion. I’m mulling this over and feel that I need to work on this, particularly in the context of some things that are currently happening with people in my life.