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He was like a cock who thought the sun had risen to hear him crow.
-- George Eliot
 

 

Friday, July 21, 2000

Genuine richness

When you’ve bought everything there is to buy, what then? When you’ve impressed all those around you, what then? When you’ve experienced every thrill, what then? Will it be enough?

When your bank account holds more than you could spend in a thousand lifetimes, what will drive you forward? When all your goals have been reached and exceeded, what will get you going in the morning?

Would you like to have those kinds of challenges? Truly, they are yours even now. Though you may not be a multi-billionaire, and though you may never be, the richness of life is completely within your grasp this very day.

That richness is found beyond the superficial concerns which so dominate your thinking. Those shallow things you think you care so much about, you’ll eventually realize you don’t. And when that happens, your eyes will begin to open to the genuine richness of your living existence. Consider what you would care about, if everything you cared about was already yours. And you’ll begin to see that it is.

— Ralph Marston

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