MEDITATIONS WITH NANCY

Goodness is the Only Remarkable Investment That Never Fails

Be good to your neighbor just as you are good to yourself

Nancy Blackman
Refresh the Soul
Published in
6 min readJun 1, 2024

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Have you ever heard that when you are born, you know right from wrong? It’s hard to know whether that’s accurate, but I believe that along the way, we each choose right or wrong paths for ourselves. So, maybe we are born knowing right from wrong. Maybe there is truth in that. I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Despite that, I do believe what this quote says:

Goodness is the only investment that never fails.
— Henry David Thoreau

It’s not always easy, right? Sometimes, you’re faced with a big decision, and doing the right thing means you’re going to be hit hard financially, or a loved one will take the brunt of the decision (and not in a good way).

But… and this is a big but … I will always stand on the side of goodness because I do believe that doing the right thing never fails. Sometimes, it takes a while for the reaction to your goodness to have an effect, but it is always the best course of action.

Before we explore the differences between how Buddhists and Christians view goodness, the fundamental aspect of…

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Nancy Blackman
Refresh the Soul

8X Top Writer. Editor. Writing Coach. Owner of Refresh the Soul publication. Read more of my writing: “Mixed Korean: Our Stories.” https://www.325kamra.org/buy.