Wealth is more than money. It's abundance, or as the Italians call it, abbondanza, plenty, overflowing supply.
Wealth is health and happiness, enjoyment and learning, opportunity and growth.
When we move beyond a narrow definition of wealth, we find loving, caring, and sharing bring us the good things we want from life.
Loving is much more than an emotion. It's an attitude of accepting ourselves and others unconditionally. It's a willingness to look beyond criticism, blame, and even fear, and to fully appreciate ourselves and others
Once we can focus on the good in people, then we develop an affability and tolerance that brings us peace and success in relationships.
This loving then expresses itself as caring. We start caring for ourselves, and we start caring for our family and relatives, and we start caring for our colleagues; and pretty soon, we're able to be kind and compassionate with strangers.
At this point, money, too, will start to show up. Why? It's because more people want to do business with us. We gain confidence through our self-love and trust through our open and spontaneous relationship with others. If you're employed, you'll start to attract attention as someone to promote; if you're an entrepreneur, people feel attracted to buy your products and services because they can see that you're someone with quality.
When your attitude of goodwill and your financial wealth reach a certain threshold, you'll feel an impulse to outflow your good. Those who hoard build a scarcity-mentality, and just like Scrooge the ghosts of repercussions will haunt you to spread your wealth and help those who need a hand in getting to a better place in life.
Generosity, interestingly enough, will not impoverish you, but it will enrich you. And I'm not just talking about feeling good. More money will start to show up in your life from the most unexpected sources. Many of the richest people on the planet have given with a big heart, and they find that their wealth actually expands.
If you aspire to wealth, you'll find that you can start exactly where you are now. Starting with an attitude change will begin the process. Loving creates caring, caring creates sharing, and along the way, as you win friends and influence people, wealth, in financial terms, also shows up. Success begins with your willingness to love others.
Saleem Rana got his masters in psychotherapy from California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, Ca., 15 years ago and now resides in Denver, Colorado. His articles on the internet have inspired over ten thousand people from around the world. Discover how to create a remarkable life
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