September 2, 2012

Meditating on the Current Financial Crisis ~ Tony Samara

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Navigating the Financial Crisis Mindfully

“Contrary to willpower, which brings into play the ego, intention is animated by the heart and our inner being. It is simply an expression of the pure love we have for all things and for all people. Its reference is not the past or future rather a deep presence to the fullness of life itself. When the ego does not have anything to want, there is no more situation of stress. When there is pure intention, the mind, the body and the breath are released. The more this intention relaxes us, the more we are present to the pure joy and happiness which is a part of all Life and which we should not be seeking outside of ourselves. In Huachuma communities, living life with pure intention is a way of behaving which borrows from the rhythms of Nature.” ~ Tony Samara


The current financial crisis is quite complex, and to address the many complicated parts one needs to create an awareness that goes beyond the parts and sees the whole.

One needs creative intelligence to go beyond what seems very difficult to see beyond. One needs to remember the real values and core aspects of what it means to be a human being beyond the financial terminologies.

Actually addressing the financial crisis is a little bit like addressing the crisis within oneself when things reach that point where everything looks complex and impossible to resolve.

Thinking about it will just give you a headache and feeling it will just give you pain, worry and fear. So, better to raise your awareness to a level of consciousness that can deal with it in a much more constructive way.

How can we deal with the financial crisis in a constructive way?

Start with meditation.

“We can never know an answer until,”  as Einstein said, “we move beyond the problem.”


Tony Samara, author of “Shaman’s Wisdom,” “From the Heart,” “Different Yet the Same” and “Deeper than Words” was born in England, grew up in Egypt and also in Norway where he discovered the “Zen Buddhist philosophy”. This discovery eventually led him to the Mount Baldy Zen Center in California where he learned the spiritual teachings of “Kyozan Joshu Sasaki.” Curious to further explore the essence of spirituality Samara went to live and learn with shamanic communities around the globe. This includes a period of time spent with highly influential shamans in the Amazon River region and the Andes Mountains. People from all over the world visit Tony Samara for spiritual guidance and experience being in his presence. His main countries of activity are in Europe yet the assistance of the Internet is attracting a global audience through frequent online interviews and live satsangs. His function is as a Spiritual Teacher who encourages all to lead their lives actively in a noble way in order to realize the evolution of human consciousness. Short documentary featuring Tony Samara throughthestaticfilm.com.  Contact Tony Samara at [email protected]Twitter; or Facebook.


Editor: Sara McKeown

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