“Man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can do without.”
– Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
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Is it really the economy that has so many people out of work, financially stressed, loosing homes, loosing investments, having families regrouping under the same roof, or merging together in an effort to be viable?
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Or maybe it is mother nature’s way of reminding us of what’s important.
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Just like a Tsunami, an earthquake, or hurricane that might destroy a city moving people to work lovingly together, creating families that come reunite, communities that regroup, and a cities that are renewed in really big ways. Current economic events are simply another cycle in mother nature’s bag of rejuvenating maneuvers.
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The Dalai Lama recently said that the economic condition is a cleansing that will show people what is important.
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There is nothing wrong with having money, desires and things. That is what creates our journey, our adventure. But these things are not what is important.
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What is important is having a journey. A journey that includes self-growth, spiritual growth, and one that is about love, and the joy of what you create and manifest within that adventure as it relates to yourself and others around you.
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Why be attached to stuff?
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With this in mind, rather than dwell in places of anger, fear, doubt, and worry, choose to function from a perspetive of joy, love, peace and harmony?
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I know it doesn’t sound so simple for many in this economy, but let us look at it from a different perspective.
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In order to return to that place of joy in everything you do, it is important to know where you stand in this moment. Be able to acknowledge where you are. Results show that it is exactly where you are supposed to be right now. It does not mean this is where you will stay. Accept the reality of your current situation.
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More than a billion people in the world don’t have access to drinkable water and another almost 3 billion people with access to water don’t have it near their home. They spend most of their day, collecting water. Two billion, six hundred thousand people don’t have adequate sanitation. More than a third of the world’s population continue to cook with wood, coal or dung. The worlds wealthiest 20% consumes 76% of the worlds resources while the poorest 10% of the world consumes less than 0.5% of resources. A quarter of humanity lives without electricity, and a billion people today don’t know how to read. These are just a few statistics. They don’t take into account, the world population that has no food, is sick, has no place to sleep, and may not one family member or friend to be with.
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In order to readjust your perspective, take some time each day in quiet, meditation or prayer. Be grateful for all that you have had in your life. Be grateful for what you have now. I promise if you look honestly, you have plenty to be grateful for in this very moment. In every moment. The mere fact that you are reading this on a computer or in a book, says that you have more to be grateful for than about eighty percent of the world’s population. Then, be grateful for what lies ahead!
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We have the ability to create opportunities and to receive the assistance that might come our way to manifest our goals, objectives and dreams. We have options and choices. What more could you ask for?
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Know that current situations you might dislike will not remain as they are.
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Sometimes having trouble accepting the way things are is simply a function of the Ego disguised as fear, worry and doubt. Wondering what others might think about what you have or don’t have, what you have had or will have… Remember, it doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks. It’s your life, not theirs! Live your life and no one else’s. Do you have food in your refrigerator, a roof over your head, change in your pocket and one friend? Most people on the planet don’t.
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If you are carrying “feelings” of wanting things to be different than they are, you will have trouble being clear of negative influences that get in the way of you creating prosperity, abundance and manifesting what it is you really desire (without attachment to ego or outcome). Don’t allow “feelings” to interfere with your clear intentions. They are not some sort of immovable solid object. Feelings are energies that can be released. Practice letting go of any thoughts and feelings that interfere with joy, peace, harmony and creating what you desire in life.
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It is from this place of non-ego, free of negative “thoughts and feelings” where you will find the launching point to create new opportunities, to re-invent yourself, to reestablish the abundance and prosperity that you desire and deserve. Avoid getting caught up in the big picture of what was, what it might take to achieve your desires or what the future may hold. Instead, take it one step at a time. Do whatever it takes to create and manifest all that you dream.
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No dwelling on the past. No dwelling on the future.
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Step by step. Be patient. One task at a time. Do not stop. Before you know it, you will be looking back overwhelmed with all you have accomplished.
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Always remember what is important in life and be grateful.
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“Man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can do without.”
– Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
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Live Life’s Joy!
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Dr. Robin L. Futoran
drfutoran@inspirednmotivated.com
http://www.inspirednmotivated.com

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