Effective Altruism: Who Do Your Time, Energy and Resources Belong To?
This is a raw transcript of our weekly broadcast of One Mountain, Many Paths. Dr. Marc Gafni reveals Effective Altruism as an expression of the Law of Homo Amor, giving and receiving are one.
We have got to be radically committed to our Evolutionary Family in the same way - sometimes even more - than we are committed to our biological family.
Each of us needs to navigate with deep love and discernment those sometimes competing family commitments and concerns.
Commitment is always measured - at least in part - in terms of money.
It does not matter how much you have. But it does matter how you split up what you do have. If you have $1 million and you are spending $900,000 of it on your biological family and you’re spending $100,000 on your Evolutionary Family, then there is probably something wrong.
That’s a problem. That’s actually a glorified form of racism.
It’s actually not, per se true, that for example, your children deserve all your money. It’s just not true. Your children deserve your support, they deserve your radical love, but because they’re your biological children it doesn’t mean you should leave them all your money.
You should actually think about it. Cultivate discernment. What do they need? What is appropriate? What does the world need? What should you leave to the rest of the world? What is the most effective way to spend your money so that its effect spread Love, Goodness, Truth and Beauty throughout the world.
My money is not mine.
Anyone who thinks their money is theirs - well that’s a joke. You are a caretaker of resources that are not yours. You’re holding your finances because you’re given the privilege in this world to decide where and how to distribute it according to the highest principles of wisdom. And this applies not just to your money but also to your time, your resource, your energy.
Your energy is not yours. Our energy is a gift. Energy is a gift. We get to give our energy away in mad love. We are caretakers of energy that does not belong to us.
The Law of Homo Amor, is that giving and receiving are one.
We’re coming together as a revolution, as an Evolutionary Family, as a Planetary Awakening in Love through Unique Self Symphonies to give our resources, to give the best that we are.
When we give the best that we are, we receive the best that the world has to offer in return. I’m going to give everything and I’m going to receive everything.
In the surface expression of non-intimate and non-erotic reality either I’m putting money in the bank or I’m receiving money from the bank. That means that I am either taking money out or I am putting money in the bank. That means I’m either giving or I’m receiving.
It’s only in Separate Self that there’s a contradiction between giving and receiving. That’s the law of Separate Self. That’s
the law of homo sapiens. But the Law of Homo Amor, the Law of Evolutionary Unique Self, is that giving and receiving are one.
That’s what we mean when we say the sexual models the erotic. In great sexuality, like in great Eros in every dimension of life, there’s no split between giving and receiving.
This year, if we’re up for it, let’s confess our greatness and say,
“This year, I want to give everything and I want to receive everything.”
This is not about self-help. Self-help is about what you can get out of it. This is about transformation. The transformation of myself and Kosmos through me. Transformation is not what I can get out of it. Transformation is about what I can put IN.
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