There’s a good chance you might be rich.
Not from an unclaimed property. Or a forgotten stock. Or a prince’s inheritance from Nigeria.
The truth is, your riches are hiding right under your nose. And by the end of this article, you’ll know how to find them.
I discovered my own hidden riches during a recent trip to Costa Rica, which forced me to reconfigure my entire concept of “wealth”. Like most North Americans, I’m accustomed to thinking of wealth in terms of money. But if this is true, then why did I feel wealthier during my stay in Costa Rica, even though my bank account stayed the same size?
One reason I felt rich in Costa Rica was due to my connection with the environment. As I sat in the middle of the jungle, I knew without a doubt that I was connected to a higher energy. I felt the wealth of Nature, which is abundant.
I also felt rich in Costa Rica because my environment was uncluttered by concrete, cell phones, highways, or noise. There was no urgent need for constant improvement, advancement, progression or growth. Along with this uncluttered environment came an uncluttered mind. I was free to enjoy myself without having to think about how to become better, richer, more successful, or more productive. I felt the wealth of the present moment.
What I realized in Costa Rica is that the feeling of wealth does not come from money. The feeling of wealth comes from appreciating the abundance that is expressing itself in the present moment. I also realized that if you chase money to give you the feeling of wealth, you will never find it.
If you want to feel rich, realize that abundance is already expressing itself in your life. If you’re not convinced, grab a pen and paper. Write down all the things you have an abundance of. When I did this exercise, I couldn’t stop writing. I realized that abundance is indeed expressing itself IN FULL FORCE in my life.
I’ve got an abundance of shoes. Tea. Makeup. Ideas. Friends. Cells. Food. Books. Air. Hair. Appliances. Q-tips. Coffee. Pennies. Information. Opportunities. Clothes. Cutlery. Socks. Thoughts. Toothpaste. Concepts. Laughter. Straws. Luck. Yoga mats. Yoga blocks. Yoga straps. Happiness. Underwear. Credit cards. Smiles. Sunlight. Clouds. Music. Feelings. Acquaintances. Websites. Blog posts. Streets to drive on. Restaurants to eat at. Places to visit. People to meet.
You get the idea.
I think if you take 5 minutes to NOTICE the abundance that is already present in your life, you’ll feel rich. Instantly. No Nigerian prince needed.
So forget the need to “get rich”.
You ARE rich.