Sadly, today is my last blog on Beliefnet. It has been a tremendous pleasure and honor to have been a part of your lives for the last year. In parting, I want you to know that I hope to continue to be a resource to you through my work at The Money Coaching Institute. Our […]
I am a firm believer that the “art of living rich” is more a state of mind and way
of being, than it is a state of economy. As a Money Coach and former financial advisor
for over 20 years, I have observed and worked with people in all states of
economic reality, from extremely wealthy to poor and homeless. Yet, in all these years I have known only a handful
of people whom I considered to truly understand and embrace the “art
of living rich.”
To live a truly “rich” life requires more than mere money
can ever buy. In fact, I do not believe one can buy their way into a
“rich” life, although I have witnessed many struggle in their attempts to
The effect of this struggle usually results in
some obvious discomfort not unlike that of a person trying to fit into suit that is clearly the wrong size. The most essential quality required to living a “rich” life is to simply and comfortably inhabit who you are.
After all, neither the clothes you wear,
the car you drive nor the vastness of your wealth, can buy you a suit that feels quite like one’s own skin. A rich life is created on the inside. It is not a quality you can buy any more than it is something that once you own…can ever be taken from you.
Because it is who you are.
Sometimes I think we can become so consumed with becoming someone, or having something more…that we forget what already is.
I believe part of our journey is learning to not just to accept, but to love, what is…rather than to mourn what is not.
That is my wish for you.
Peace & Blessings!