At this stage of the game, while I’m starting from scratch, I’m blessed. I’m poor by all financial standards but rich in so many other ways that really matter to me. Our time is limited quoting Steve Jobs:
‘Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.‘
I’m rich now in understanding. In living according to my passions and with all my wackiness. In enjoying time doing what I want following my heart and intuition. Not allowing anyone’s opinion to hold me back. I’m rich in being me. It takes a while to get here but once you do you are free… Being oneself is not easy in a society that strives for perfection, it takes time to accept yourself with all your flaws and not worrying about what anyone else thinks.
Rich because I attract authentic beautiful souls to my life and have my special friends and family to fuel my life adding purpose to it.
And I’m rich because I’ve been humbled so much, so often in the past couple of years, that my ego no longer rules my life. I can make decisions based on facts and not the fear of rejection or my insecurities.
My grandfather used to tell me: ‘Look, that guy is “un pobre de espíritu,” meaning in English that he had a poor soul; lacking enthusiasm, love or life goals.
While I cannot hold on to all my riches, I can keep them alive by adding fuel to keep them burning, alive and well.