Are You Taking Care Of Yourself
Whether being financially wealthy is a personal goal for you or not, remarkable wealth has everything to do with genuine health. We’ve all met people who are wealthy, and they flaunt it, they act entitled, the they are stingy, and it is obvious they are unhappy. These are the people who will die with no one at their bedside. This is not genuine health or wealth.
It is easy to get caught up in trying to create your own version of the American Dream, and the pursuit of happiness. When you get caught up in this treadmill, all kinds of behavior become acceptable, and one day you wake up and you realize you don’t like yourself, you’ve compromised your values, and you are hard to live with. In other words, you are unhappy, and this my friends is the opposite of genuine health.
Some of the behaviors may be, overextending yourself finainacially, or physically, bankruptcy, not giving the raise you promised, greed, competition at the risk of alienating your cowyorkers, a better than air about you that is off putting. Maybe your particiular version of this story isn’t as extreme.
Maybe you just stay up every night till 12am, and expect yourself to wake up at 5 am, your drink tons of coffee, you eat no lunch, and if you I did, more than likely it will not be a health concious choice, then about 5pm you crash and drink another coffee. You’ve ordered people around all day. You work late in the salon because you just want the money, but you are unhappy because you didn’t stick to your plans of not taking 7pm appointments.
You made plans to meet a friend for dinner, you order a cocktails and rant the whole time about what you are not getting. You look at your phone even as you are talking, and your friend patiently listens. You wear your expensive shoes, or slacks, and the waiter is late two minutes with after-dinner coffee, and spills it on your pant leg, and you throw a fit. This is not remarkable wealth, or genuine health.
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We all land somewhere on the scale, whether we like it or not. And honestly, it is difficult to see ourselves objectively. But we need to be paying a lot more attention inward than outward. We’ve got style down, we have the luxury of closets full of clothes we don’t wear, and shoes that were not quite right to begin with. I’m talking about sustainable wealth of the real sort.
You’ve only got one life, perhaps. And we meet ourselves at our own deathbeds and will we be happy with the way we lived, and the choices we made? A strong work ethic is vital in business today, absolutely necessary, however, it is a slippery slope.
Sometimes you have to deconstruct our lives, and slowly untangle the knotted up misconceptions about what is really happening and ask ourselves what is important here? As a whole, we are living longer, but health issues in this country are at an all time high, and most of them self-induced! If you keep on the path we are heading, working like a maniac so you can have fame or the next new thing, you not be around to enjoy your wealth, or you will have a body in pain. Dare to see what is broken in your thinking about your life, and this my friends is the truth telling moment.
Are you committed to being in emotional, mental or physical pain for the rest of your life? Do you want to stay one the treadmill of the American Dream, or do you want to begin living your life with integrity, and find real joy?
HONORING YOUR LIFE
So what do I mean in saying remarkable wealth has everything to do with genuine health? Taking care of ouraelves, in all aspects of the phrase is our journey home. It is asking the difficult questions of oursleves, of honoring our truth and our word. Acting from our values. Thinking before we speak. Giving. Writing our difficulties down on paper so we don’t take it out on others, or ourselves. This is called self-reflection.
Find the ways to create space in your life for you to unwind, maybe you can do with a little austerity, and give up shopping one day of the week. Or maybe for you, it is to find a treasure for you to remind yourself all is well. Maybe it is finding what is right in your loved one, instead of what they are not.
These are humbling times my friends, and remarkable wealth, the kind of wealth that will sustain us, has everything to to do with genuine health. This is our opportunity to create a world of dignity, equality, and sharing ourselves.
A book that has changed my life is The Millionaire Course by Marc Allen. He talks about imagining your ideal scene. Do it, it works!
Another book that I find interesting is Sacred Commerce, The Rise of the Global Citizen, by Ayman Sawaf and Rowan Gabrielle. They are true visionaries and offer a different view of the world than mainstream thinking.
This is interesting study done on kids and giving, Giving Makes Young Children Happy, UBC study suggests, on the UBC news, June 19, 2012. The full article is here.
I use a daily affirmation from Marc Allen’s book. “In an easy and relaxed manner, in a healthy and positive way, all the money I want and need is now coming to me, in its own perfect time, for the highest good of all.”