In today’s popular media, wealth is usually connoted with having lots of dollars and material possessions. But we're here to tell you, that is not the case.
To be wealthy is to be in touch with the fullness of life. What is the fullness of life? It is the intense aliveness you feel in the now (in the present moment).
Now you may be wondering what are some tips to live in the present moment. Here are some ways:
Appreciating what you have right now such as the air you breathe, the light coming through your window, the birds chirping outside. Gratitude is the foundation of living in the fullness of life. Gratitude will help you realize that you are wealthy already. Here is one example:
I had an awakening in 2015. Preceding it, I had given up all ‘seeking’. I realized that I was sooooo wealthy. I had hot & cold clean running water, electricity at the flick of a switch, indoor sanitation, a secure roof over my head, a snug place to sleep, heating, good food, clothes, health, etc. I felt such gratitude. I had also ceased watching TV. I began indulging in more Authentic Human Behaviours. It was the best experience of my life. I understood what true peace was. First find peace — all else follows! - Anita M
Find inner happiness now and cultivate that mindset no matter where you are at in life. If you don’t find inner happiness now, you will still feel deprived after you’ve reached your goals. Jay Z says it best:
Money does not equate happiness Make time for happiness -Jay Z
When you take action you want to take one of high quality. Below lists the difference between high and low-quality action.
What’s the point? What is important in life? What’s important is already here and not in the next moment.
Just that realization causes a shift in consciousness. What is Consciousness? Consciousness is presence (a.k.a. awareness).
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Life consists, only ever, of this moment. Get rid of the illusion that something important is missing or something hasn’t arrived yet. Examples of this are:
We are here to become familiar with the consciousness, the light that is inside of us.
Now, we are going to look at what Google thinks about how to be wealthy. We are doing this by looking at the front page of Google and digging into what each site has to say.
At this moment in writing, there are 158M results on "How to be Wealthy?"
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iwillteachyoutoberich.com claims there are 4 steps anyone can take to become rich (in 2019). Similar to what inc.com mentioned, iwillteachyoutoberich states there are no secrets to get rich overnight. There are proven systems that take time.
Say you’re 25 years old and you decide to invest $500/month in a low-cost, diversified index fund. If you do that until you’re 60, how much money do you think you’d have?
Low-cost, diversified index funds are recommended, because smart investments are about consistency - not chasing hot stocks. Two straightforward ways to invest your money are 401k and Roth IRA.
401k: Take advantage of your employer's 401k plan by putting at least enough money to collect the employer match. Every dollar you contribute, your company will match that (pre-tax!). This means you're receiving free money from your employer, at no risk. The match is powerful and can double your money throughout your working life.
Roth IRA: Like 401k, you want to max it out your Roth IRA as much as possible. The difference between them is that 401k is pre-tax (taxes are paid for withdrawals at retirement) and Roth IRA is after-tax (taxes are paid initially and withdrawals are tax-free at retirement).
Automate Your Finances: Allows your system to work for you and passively do the right thing, taking the guessing part out of how much should I spend? For example, when you receive your paycheck, the money is automatically allocated to categories, limiting how much you can spend in each.
50%-60% Fixed Costs: Utilities, rent, internet, and debt. 10% Investments: 401k and Roth IRA plan. 5%-10% Savings: Things like vacations, weddings, home down payments, a baby, and unexpected life expenses! 20-35% Guilt-free Spending: Spend this on anything you'd like!
After your bills, you can also be earning more money through salary negotiation. A one-time salary increase of 5,000 - properly invested - adds up to over 1,300,000 by the time you retire. The beauty of these negotiations is that it comes with no risk to you.
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Here, we will go through what the world's largest community thinks about being wealthy.
One of the most popular posts on wealth, is also a meme that involves Harry Potter:
Quidditch at Hogwarts is pay to win, due to the enormous difference in broom quality and the wealth gap between students -Aukrust
Debatable - the last time Gryffindor won the Quidditch Cup was when Charlie Weasley was Seeker, and he certainly didn't have an expensive broom. The real imbalance in the game is the importance of the Seeker position, you can have the most expensive equipment money
can buy but without a good Seeker you don't have a chance EDIT: you don't have much of a chance. I do remember the Quidditch World Cup outcome. -caimanteeth
Not so different from a lot of school activities then since kids can’t even participate in many school activities unless they provide their own equipment -WovenWoodGuy
Looking quite hard for a more serious thread on wealth, we find this:
You work a steady maybe slow government job. Invest in 457, but also diversify like reit. Live within your means. Budget and plan accordingly, maybe go for double income no kids. Around the time you retire after 30 years or so, you should have the 457 and pension and some return from investment to make you a millionaire. -aulophobiaotter
50: necessities(Bill's, groceries, rent/mortage)
30: luxuries(eating out, vidya games, etc)
Highly recommend on investments since it will actually help your money that is put away to grow over time. Personally I think it should be 50/20/30 instead but you will be pushing yourself to boredom if you didnt have enough money for luxury spending -rune-scimmy
Living in the fullness of life is cultivating a way of living, a way of life.
It is a feeling of intense aliveness that comes through gratitude and appreciation, wherever you are in life. Make time for and find inner happiness, and understand that money does not equate happiness. Take high-quality actions by being fully attentive to the present moment.
Living in the fullness of life is having the awareness and understanding that something in the future is not going to bring you more happiness than what you have now.
What’s important in life is already here and not in the next moment.
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