I've been thinking these two things seem to go hand in hand. Do you think so? Is it hard to be spiritual if yer rich? Is it hard to be rich if yer spiritual? Does spirituality naturally flow from poverty? Or poverty naturally flow from spirituality? I feel that my high thoughts do hold me back from getting well payed work. I'm just too darn idealistic!
On the other hand, true hunger and cold are anything but spiritual, as I discovered for myself back in '96 out in a tent with innadequate bedding or warm clothing in about 2 degrees and damp air, with only one raw potato and some milk powder. Yet, people go on spirit quests in just that kind of condition. Perhaps if I'd stayed out there I'd have felt some great insight, but all I could think of was food and shelter.
Anyway, what do you think?