Experience and learning, love and the people in your life are the gold. Your soul is the gold. YOU are the gold.
Society’s formula for rich = happy
We live in a world that prays to the almighty dollar. For many, the idea of rich is lots of money in the bank, and the ability to buy anyTHING they want. But is this true abundance? What if the money all went away overnight? Do you really have any control over that? What have you invested in today that would be worth anyTHING tomorrow?
At the end of the day, in the journey of your soul and when you look back from your deathbed, the things you accumulated will mean nothing.
YOU are the gold. Invest in yourself, starting today.
Look, I know why you hesitate. I have too. It’s called fear, and we all grapple with it. Until there arrives this magic moment (and often in desperation) when we ask ourselves, “Why am I holding myself back this way? I know there is more in me than this. I know I can be happier than this.”
We all fear risk of loss and making mistakes. But there is a goldmine waiting to be tapped within you. Learning brings wisdom, and that is gold in your pocket, wealth of a different kind. When you do the work, do the learning, your metamorphosis is inevitable.
And all those external things you yearned for will flow to you like a river. Funny thing is, you will enjoy them, but they will no longer be something you need. The true happiness already came to you from within.
The seated Buddha is giving the abaya mudra gesture, which depicts fearlessness, and the wisdom achieved with enlightenment.
Be fearless in your journey. Mine your inner gold, your learning and wisdom.
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Rich | You are the Gold © Susan L Hart 2019 | Hart Haiku