My last name is Scholl. The original German meaning for this is “one who is indebted to another”. At first, I thought this was a terrible meaning but then an associate of mine pointed out that it was a matter of perspective.
“Who are you indebted to?” she asked.
God? The Creator? Your community? The people whom you love? The electromagnetic phenomena that arises to hold reality as we know it together? The doctors who saved you? Your boss? The Government? Banks? Your self?
I suppose she was right. Who am I working for? In what am I in service to? These could be painful questions to ask ourselves but so what? What are we here for? I do not believe for a second that we are here to live a selfish, comfortable life free from pain and strife. This is where we fall. Life will kick our ass.
I called this ‘debt too’ because of my previous post about the debt crisis. Really, the crisis is all in our mind. The positive and negative balance. They have to, otherwise reality would collapse. Oddly enough, this is mirrored in accounting. The debits and credits, positive and negative MUST balance. In the case of banks; the bank holds the positive that you order into existence and then enter the negative amount into a computer via accounts. Nothing is owed because it balances. This is one of the most challenging concepts to get your head around in banking by the way. It is so simple and when you see it you might burst out laughing like I did. Honestly, my first thought was “why didn’t I think of THAT scam?”. Brilliant.
But this post is not about banks or debt. This post is about indebtedness with a positive spin. Everyday, when I wake up I can choose to serve love or fear. I can ask myself whom or what I am grateful for. That gratefulness will tell me exactly whom or what I am indebted to.
This is what I shall serve and work for.