When it comes down to it, our inner landscape is where life is lived. It’s really not about the externals, it’s about how we’re feeling every moment of every day. We’ve all thought this intellectually – many people have accrued fortunes, mansions, yachts and jets; some are happy, content and satisfied; but most are actually not!
The whole idea of money and wealth does not seem natural to me. Truly, money does not grow on trees. We’ve all heard: “What if money were no object?” What would you do then? What if we just followed our bliss, literally? What if we just did things we loved doing? I know what you’re thinking: The house would be overrun by an army of dust bunnies and bill collectors would knock on our doors because no one actually likes paying bills. Frankly, you’d still most likely get what you need, and you might even get what you want!
Using my own life as a laboratory, I’ve noticed that I have moments of being in sheer love with it. When that feeling comes through, I’m in love with every child I see. I notice sunlight filter through green leaves and purple flower petals. I notice light flickering like ballerinas across a stage; I notice dogs as never before; it’s my own state of mind that brings me these gifts.
I’m so grateful that I met someone who taught me how to be in the space of gratitude. I’ve noticed that gratitude begets more things for which to be grateful. It becomes an avalanche, but a magnificent one where no one gets hurt and everyone thrives. This is true for every single person on earth, and it’s totally free!