Money and Spirituality

Herbie J Pilato
4 min readMay 2, 2021

What the Heck is Really Going On?!

For some, making money comes easy.

For others, not so much.

For some, religion and spirituality tops material wealth.

For others, not so much.

For some, it is believed that God or the “Universe” wants each of us on Earth to be rich.

For others, for millions and millions of people, actually, that doesn’t make any sense at all; like the poor, the homeless, the sickly, the starving, and the dying who are suffering in every part of the world.

Somehow, it doesn’t fit that all these suffering people need to do is take a course in positive thinking or believe that God wants to be rich, and they’ll be fine. That may seem to make sense (and “cents,” that is, and lots of dollars!) to the so-called “Prosperity Preachers” who have cropped up in recent decades. But in the big picture scheme of things, it makes no sense (and “cents,” and not a dime).

So, what is the heck is really going on here when it comes to money, spirituality, and success?

Well, for the past 40 years I’ve studied every major religion and spiritual belief, and I can only share with you what I have learned and what has been my experience.

Firstly, may I say that I was not born into money and that it took me a while to become money-smart. Whether or not that was because my parents, God bless them, were not money-smart, or whether it’s because that’s my karma, or whether it’s just never been one of my talents, one will never really know. That is to say, “I” will never really know, until I leave this world, and find out in Heaven.

But for the moment, I’m on Earth…with the rest of you who are reading this, and that’s all we’ve got right now.

With that said, I know a great number of “good” people who are wealthy, and successful, or at least successful as it is defined in this world. And I also know a great deal of “bad” people who are wealthy, and successful or at least successful as it is defined in this world.

I also know a great number of good people who are poor, or at least poor as it is defined in this world. And I also know a great number of bad people who are poor, or least poor as it is…

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Herbie J Pilato

Herbie J Pilato is a writer, producer, and TV personality whose books about life and pop culture include THE 12 BEST SECRETS OF CHRISTMAS.