When we think about wealth, our first thoughts often turn to money. We may think about lavish homes, expensive cars, and designer clothes, and we may see these material possessions as symbols of success and prosperity.
However, while money is certainly an important aspect of wealth, it is only one piece of the puzzle. In order to achieve true wealth, we must also consider other areas of our lives: our health, our relationships, and our sense of purpose and fulfilment.
First and foremost, health is a crucial aspect of true wealth. Without good health, it is difficult to enjoy the other aspects of life to the fullest. Money cannot buy good health. Now money will allow you to pay for operations & care & why let your health get to the point where you need to do that?
It is so important to prioritise our physical and mental well-being. This can include exercising regularly, eating a healthy diet, getting enough sleep, and becoming your own placebo.
In addition to the obvious physical benefits of good health, it is also important for our mental and emotional well-being. When we feel healthy and energised, we are better able to pursue our goals and enjoy life to the full.
Another important aspect of true wealth is our relationships. While money can buy us material possessions, it cannot buy us genuine human connections. Building and maintaining strong relationships with family, friends, and loved ones is an essential part of feeling fulfilled and satisfied in life. This can include spending quality time with our loved ones, friends and family.
Everything we do in reality is a relationship firstly with self and then with others. If we are in a good and trusting relationship with self and show ourselves respect then we are far more likely to have fulfilled respectful relationships with others.
Finally, true wealth also includes a sense of purpose and fulfilment. While money can buy us temporary happiness, it cannot bring us lasting fulfilment (& some may argue over that point). Finding our passion and pursuing it is an essential part of feeling truly wealthy. Along with that the true joy of bringing more of you into the world through personal development and connection.
When we are able to use our talents and abilities to make a positive impact in the world, we are more likely to feel a sense of purpose and fulfilment.
In conclusion, true wealth is about much more than just money. It includes our health, our relationships, a sense of purpose and fulfilment and personal growth.
While money can certainly be a useful tool for achieving our goals and improving our quality of life, it is important to remember that it is only one part of the equation. By prioritising our health, building strong relationships, and pursuing our passions, we can achieve true wealth and fulfilment in all aspects of our lives.
Remember the Dalai Lama quote when asked what surprised him most about humanity, he said:
‘Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.” Dalai Lama XIV