The Secret of Wealth
If you lost all tangible and intangible assets today-how much would you be worth? Would you still possess wealth?
I would like to share with you the story of a man whose quest and greatest challenge was to capture his own shadow. He chased his own shadow day and night-and just when he thought he had achieved its target- the farther away his own shadow walked from him. Exhausted and disappointed after so many attempts, he decided to give up. Then, a miracle happened! He noticed that the moment he turned away from his shadow-it started to follow him instead. This is the secret of wealth!
What is your mind and heart after? What and how many are your wants? Are your possessions commanding you, or you command your will? Let’s not forget you are the governor of your life- you have the power to create it and guide it- in despite of the circumstances…or, is it easier to play the victim? I know…it sounds harsh- but you have a duty and obligation with yourself to pursue happiness in your life time. Just make sure that in pursuing your own happiness- you have respect and compassion for others.
Taking ownership and responsibility of your actions is the first step to wealth. Acknowledge the fact that what you have in the present is a consequence of your past- but redemption is possible in the future, if you make the necessary changes today! The power is in your hands. Free choice is G-D’s greatest gift to humanity, and the most powerful testimony of His trust in you. You have no reasons to fear- if the spirit of your Creator is within you- no one and nothing can against you.
It is in the small actions of your character that your essence is revealed. And the seeds of wealth are planted along the way. Selfishness, greediness, envy, vanity, evil thoughts and actions are only the spoiled fruits of poverty in a heart. Therefore, if you see others happy- be happy for them. If you see that others have attained wealth- acknowledge their successes and encourage them in their pursuits. Imitate the greatness of others- but make sure to create your own signature. If richness comes your way, embrace it! But safeguard your soul at all times! You do not want to become a poor man or woman who happens to be rich. It is the treasure, or the absence of it, in your heart that will make you wealthy or poor.
It is never too late to become who you might have been. All you have to do is to discover what honorable thought excites you…and go for it with passion and intensity! Most of the time feelings are not logical to the simple mind; therefore, do not limit your path to wealth by rationalizing every emotion. Character, dignity and self respect are the clues- money is just a tool. A tool that cannot make a difference without you! And be prepared for opposition and resistance- there hasn’t been a great mind that did not suffer the animosity of mediocre minds…just have compassion for them and keep moving on your path to wealth.
I do not hold the key to your wealth. I can only hold your
hand through my words, and encourage you to leave all action for a minute
or two- to only discover, in contemplation, that the key is within you!
By Diana BenAvides
This writing is patented and property of its author…Diana Benavides.