It’s strange that we only look at wealth, and conversely poverty, in terms of money.
Why do we never measure or chase a wealth of love, a wealth of kindness, a wealth of joy, a wealth of peace, a wealth of consciousness? If you had a wealth of those things, then there would be no need to measure ourselves against each other, we’d realise we are all the same no matter what.
Why do we not reach out to people suffering from a poverty of kindness, love, joy, peace and so on? Why do we not fill our schools with learning about real wealth, instead of preparing people to earn money?
Funny how human society measures itself. The fact that we need to compare at all is strange.
True prosperity is something we all have but do not realise it.
If we chase money, wealth, what we do not have, sure we can be motivated and driven. But when we get the perceived prosperity, we will still not be prosperous. We will still deep down be discontented and wanting more, we will have already moved onto future increased fake prosperity, so we will not even appreciate the extra wealth.
True prosperity is this precise moment that you are reading this. That is because this present moment is our only real life. If we adopt gratitude now for all that we have and accept that is what we have right now, then we will give up on the pursuit of fake prosperity and be truly at peace with all that we have already.
Constantly wanting to be in the future, with it’s projected hope and salvation means we are always waiting, instead of enjoying the only true prosperous moment, life now.