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What Constitutes True Wealth?

Feb 25, 2008
What constitutes true wealth? Is it defined by a fat bank account and the ability to spend money at will, without fear of the consequences? Does driving a fast sports car costing at least six figures mean you are rich?

What about a big house with live-in help to answer your every need and desire? While most people consider the volume of material goods to be a measure of success, I contend that only those who have peace and happiness in every area of life are the only ones that are truly wealthy.

To be truly rich, you need to experience harmonic wealthy. For example, Howard Hughes is probably the most famous example of a monetarily rich man who was also one of the poorest people on the planet. Think about it. What good did his money do for him? Yes, he could buy nice things and people to help take care of them, but he was basically a hermit, a prisoner of his own world. No, he cannot be considered truly wealthy, because so many elements of his life were void of happiness.

Likewise, you can have all the money and power in the world, but you cannot really appreciate your blessings if you are sick all of the time. Many wealthy people have had all the best health care that money can buy and still suffered immensely on a daily basis.

What about being spiritually poor? You can have a lot of possessions and appear to have the perfect life to outsiders, but are you truly rich if you have a hollow void at the very core of your soul? To be honest, no one can have harmonic wealth, if he/she feels as if something important is still missing.

In addition to spiritual loneliness, a lot of people with money are socially lonely. When you have a lot of cash in the bank, how do you know when acquaintances like you because of you effervescent personality? What if individuals are simply hoping to be a recipient of generosity? Trust must be a big issue with the wealthy, or why would so many well to do couples have to sign prenuptial agreements?

On the other hand, have you ever met a family, barely having two coins to rub together, yet they seem to have the perfect life? Life is full of friends and family, good health is in abundance, spirituality is an integral part of who they are, and they really have a want for nothing. Who is truly wealthy?

If you want to become truly wealthy, do not put all your energy into making big bucks. Consider all the other aspects of your life. Concentrate on enriching every element of your life. Then, you can say you have discovered the true meaning of harmonic wealth.
About the Author
Paul Sutherland is an Accelerated Business Growth Coach. His company - Daniel Thomas International is also heavily involved in personal development and growth. Now a website www.perfected-products.com has been created. Here you will find some of the very best tried tested and proven methods for creating the life you really want.
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