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A Joyful Path, Year One, Lesson 17: Non-Greed

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Teacher Introduction/Getting to the Heart of the Lesson, Teacher Reflection, Spiritual Affirmation with full color Art, Original Story, and Activities, Bible Verses, Wisdom Quotes

 

Lesson 17  from Year One is about: Non-Greed 

 

“The Greedy Gambler”

 

Short Story- A Tale from Vietnam: LITTLE LIZARDS SORROW

 

Affirmation: The Spirit of the universe provides all I need…

 

Getting to the Heart of the Lesson

 

Trust that you will always have what you need and you will find fulfillment within.

 

To be anxious and fearful of our own needs means we are forgetting who we really are. Spending all of our time and energy acquiring possessions means we are looking outward for satisfaction and neglecting the only source of true happiness — our eternal identity as spirit.

 

However, children may feel resentful or confused if we tell them that wanting and owning things is bad. We all must do what we can to take care of ourselves, and it is the attitude of the heart that we must look at, not the number or value of our possessions. To help cultivate an attitude of non-greed, we must learn to soften our hearts and remember where all abundance comes from.

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