Better to walk in love than to fall in love
When people see some things as beautiful, other things become ugly. When people see some things as good, other things become bad. (Tao Te Ching)

For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? (Matthew 16:26)

The idea of selling your soul means attempting to decide against what you know, deep down, is right—against what you would do or who you would be if you were free—for the purpose of worldly gains. The question is: are those gains of riches, status or power truly profits at all?

To deny or sacrifice your own reality for the world’s version of reality may at first seem to offer real benefits. But what benefit can be found in wealth, power or status when you are causing misery to yourself and others?

Misery to yourself comes in the utter sacrifice of your freedom and truth. You become an actor who is imprisoned within an unoriginal and unending role for life. Misery to others is caused by impoverishing them for your own benefit while teaching the false lessons of the world through your false image, words, and behavior.

There is no profit in this and, as A Course in Miracles states, “To invest without profit is surely to impoverish yourself.” The profit you do want is already yours as your birthright and requires no sacrifice of anything that is real about you. To the contrary, to sacrifice your truth, your love, your intuition, and your freedom for any purpose is to lose awareness of everything.

While all this is true, of course you still do want to enjoy the pleasures of this world. You do need money to more comfortably live within this violent system designed only to enslave us by teaching the false lessons of fear. The good news is that there is a way to thrive without selling your soul and it is to humbly serve others, to create real value in love, and to sell it in truth. Do this each day without losing awareness of the inner reality of your soul.

“You cannot sell your soul, but you can sell your awareness of it.” -A Course in Miracles