Rags to Riches
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I’ve seen my father express more outrage than shock, rarely was he ever surprised. Nowhere was this more evident than with price-tags/ sticker price. When it came to price, he was virtually unshakable. I would imagine growing up in a true rags to riches story shapes one’s mind differently. I often see wealthy people argue over a mislabeled price. Some of my most affluent patients would argue over a $5 co-payment. Truthfully, wealth is a mindset. I believe my father was a conduit for wealth to flow through. When the universe blesses you so frequently, you tend to stop worrying about it. Like my father said in his first autobiography “Nigger,” ‘not poor, just broke’ which is a truly profound statement. Poor is a mindset and attitude, but broke is a momentary reality. If you’re broke because you misplaced your wallet, well once you’ve located it, you’re no longer broke. However, if you are poor, as in poor financial reality, poor health, poor attitude or poor judgment, that typically endures. It is an energy. Some of the wealthiest people I’ve known were penniless and could care less, while some of the richest were miserable. Broke people typically don’t chase money, they await its arrival.
Before man established the concept of money and property, man, like the rest of the animal kingdom, simply allowed the universe to provide. It was within this universal sustainment where my father resided. Most manmade sillinesses got by him, not from a lack of seeing it, but for refusing to embrace it. This position liberated his mind and his attitude. He embraced universal freedom and daily blessings, after all, blessings are all about perception. I’ve read stories about billionaires contemplating suicide because their net worth dipped, say 8 billion to 5 billion, and they became suddenly sad and suicidal. This mindset would probably be pervasive but most won’t become billionaires.
For me, I simply feel blessed to have run alongside a true spiritual trillionaire who had not a care in the world. Life is about living not chasing. Stop running and enjoy the scenery.