My father had a great sense for growing wealth. He was cautious about how he invested—he deeply researched each company and only chose high-performing ones. During his latter years we had many conversations about investing, and though I did learn a great deal about stocks, bonds, and REITs—even more, I applied what he said to life’s truer investment: the spiritual one. Now, with outer investments showing their fragility, I offer these tips, distilled from my father’s long-earned wisdom.
- Only invest in the real and permanent.
- Play the long game; invest in value rather than in trends that might have a fast rise but also a dramatic fall.
- Be sure you have a diversified portfolio. (When with the Beloved, one’s whole being is taken care of, so this is the most diverse stance.)
- Hold tight to the Beloved’s hand through the ups and downs.
- Beware of the temptation to divest during a downturn.
With this wisdom, “the market” will always go up, and your investment will deliver uncountable dividends and compounded interest, and thus expand exponentially.
Good counsel throughout. “Never divest during a downturn.” Words to live, really live by. This is the only market where the more you invest, the more likely the market is to continue upward. Wow! Thank you for sharing your and your father’s wisdom.
Thank you, Rudy. Yes, it’s so true. All lower reality never ceases its fluctuations. How blessed we are to have a steady Master.
Lesley, love and appreciate your gift of word and the message within, always an inspiration.
Thank you, Teddy, for reading and commenting. It is always wonderful to hear from you.
This morning, I delved into the Shvetashvatara Upanishad, where I find my true treasure. “The Lord of Love holds in his hands the world, composed of the changing and the changeless, the manifest and the unmanifest. The separate self, not yet aware of the Lord, goes after pleasure and pain, only to become bound more and more. When he/she sees the Lord, there comes an end to bondage. … Conscious spirit and unconscious matter both have existed since the dawn of time. With maya appearing to connect them, misrepresenting joy as outside us. When all these three are see
Thank you, Bud, for that wisdom. It perfectly matches my post and holds much truth. I love the image of the Lord of Love holding the world in His hands.