I know a lot of people that will say that if they had more money they would feel secure. But I would have you consider that I know a lot of millionaires that are absolute cheapskates and it’s because they don’t feel secure with their money.
What I would like you to consider is that it’s not about what you have that makes you prosperous, it’s what you don’t have.
If you’re feeling insecure then there is no amount of things you can do, buy, or say that’ll make you feel any more secure, at least not for more than a second.
You see briznit, security in your relationships, your finances, your health, and your overall fulfillment doesn’t come from anything outside at all. I would have you consider that it comes from how you feel. The way you can control how you feel is by practicing to observe your feelings.
Meditation and mindfulness can be easy ways to observe how you feel. One very practical way to be mindful is to think about how you’re feeling in those moments when you’re unsure or uncomfortable.
A lot of people will tell you that someone else made them feel something. Like maybe someone accused you of something or attacked your character. Your first reaction might be to say that so and so made you feel angry, so you defended yourself.
And that reaction would be understandable, but it’s absolutely incorrect.
Nobody can make you feel anything, in actuality, it’s your thoughts that you are reacting to.
Read that again brozilla 🔼🔼🔼🔼🔼
So the key to happiness is not necessarily acquiring the most things, taking the most vacations, living the life that makes all your friends jealous. True prosperity comes from taking control of your feelings. And the best way to do that is to be aware of your feelings through meditation practices and mindfulness practices.
Jerry “prosperous” Washington
P.S. It’s all about getting comfortable with your emotions. Many people (including myself sometimes) run from their feelings. Whenever something feels uncomfortable, they’ll distract themselves with something they say they NEED to do when in all actuality the only reason why they feel they need it is because they are avoiding confronting their feelings. More on that very soon. Talk soon…