Today my granddaughter has been on this planet for seventeen years. She, by her nature, makes our world a better place. Images of the beautiful human she has become—physically but also vibrationally and emotionally with compassion, joy, and respect for humanity— swirl through my mind.
Time is a fleeting reality, yet my brain is often on overdrive despite consciousness of the unhealthiness of that!
Thinking about her and being aware of how months, years, and decades fly by, I’ve been contemplating an awareness held
for a long time: abundance. All we need to do is turn on the news to see the scarcity that is a day-to-day reality for many fellow humans; (only 1.1% of the world’s population has 45.8% of our planet’s financial wealth.) I often think about that disparity, yet security is not only monetary.
These seven types of “wealth” highlight the extent of the gaps between the “haves” and “have-nots.”
• Body Wealth: mental and physical wellness, sometimes accompanied by (subjective, of course) attractiveness.
• Financial Wealth: monetary resources that allow ownership—whether a private island or a new pair of shoes—and the ability to do what you want.
• Nature Wealth: the air breathed, water and food consumed, enjoying an environment that nurtures us.
• Social Wealth: status in your family, workplace, or community and healthy, uplifting, supportive relationships.
• Spiritual Wealth: a connection to a higher power, communing and being in touch with nature and the universe’s energy.
• Time Wealth: freedom to do whatever’s chosen, whether reading a blog post, traveling the world, or having dinner with loved ones (ideally sans phone).
• Wisdom Wealth: accumulated life knowledge and experiences that create uncorrupted judgment and imbue meaningful routines.
Countless humans on our planet are not blessed with these gifts, yet we often forget that, taking what’s right in front of us for granted.
Questions for thought:
Which of these seven signs of wealth are part of your life?
Are there any you take for granted?
Do you miss some of them in your “busyness?”
Can you make changes if situations keep you in perpetual hamster wheel mode?
If you’re able to add one wealth which one would you choose?
Maybe, these questions are easy for you to answer. Perhaps, you’ve never thought of wealth this way before, but as we evolve, if we choose to see life through different lenses, we are empowered; able to reach beyond the mundane ritual, the obvious, and see life from a new perspective, stepping back to step forward.
As you “spend” today’s hours, my desire for you is to know joy, have an awareness of blessings bestowed, and recognize your incredible value because, like my granddaughter, you, too, are a ray of light with the ability to change another’s day.
ps. Happy Birthday, L; you make our world better.