The Illusion of Wealth
How You Can Have True Abundance
Here's the truth...
Financial security isn't the amount of money you have.
It comes from your ability to get more of it whenever you wish.
Enjoy this short story on cultivating inner abundance...
The Rich Man and The Beggar
Many years ago, a man was sitting in quiet contemplation by the riverbank when a beggar from the local village approached him.
“Where is the stone?" the beggar demanded. “I must have the precious stone!”
The man smiled up at him. “What stone do you seek?”
“I had a dream,” the beggar answered, barely able to slow his words to speak,
“And in the dream, a voice told me if I went to the riverbank, I would find a man who would give me a precious stone that would end my poverty forever!”
The man looked at the beggar thoughtfully, then reached into his bag and pulled out an enormous diamond.
He said to him kindly,
“I found it on the path. If you want it, you may certainly have it.”
The beggar couldn’t believe his luck. He snatched the stone and ran to the village before the man could change his mind.
A year later, the beggar, now dressed as a wealthy man, came back to the riverbank in search of his anonymous benefactor.
“You have returned, my friend!” said the man, who was sitting in his favorite spot, enjoying the peaceful flow of the river.
“What has happened?”
The beggar humbled himself before the man.
“Many wonderful things have come into my life because of the diamond you gave to me so generously. I’ve become wealthy, met my wife, and bought a home. I’m able to give employment to others and do what I want, when I want, with whomever I want.”
“So why have you returned?” asked the man.
The beggar replied…
“Please! Teach me whatever it is within yourself that allowed you to give me that precious stone so freely!”
Money is simply a commodity.
True wealth flows from inside yourself out to serve others.
Master this privilege and your financial future will be secure.