I Am Ultra Wealthy

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I was talking with a friend about wealth…
She said that I am far wealthier
than some ultra wealthy people
who have amassed incredible material wealth.
She said that I am far wealthier than they
in terms of my ability to feel happy and fulfilled
and to experience peace in the present moment…
And I got to thinking about my two children,
how bright, and healthy and beautiful they are,
and my yoga and meditation practice,
my work teaching yoga,
the talents God has given me
to write, to draw, to sing, to move
with my heart.
I thought about my bank account,
and although it’s presently modest,
I can feel grateful and proud about
how hard I’ve been working
to achieve financial stability,
several months of sobriety under my belt,
maintaining consistency in my spiritual practice,
gratitude journaling every night,
pausing and appreciating nature in its many forms,
the changes of the seasons,
the fact I can see and hear and smell and taste and touch
this present moment, alive in my body,
alive all around me…
And the connection, the human connection
that my work gives me,
spending time with beloveds who actually
choose me as their teacher,
who come back not because they have to,
but because they want to—
And I realize that yes, yes indeed—
I am ultra wealthy.

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    • Hello friend, thanks for your comment and your encouragement! To clarify, I didn’t struggle with sobriety, I just made a commitment to it and decided that I needed to be 100% clear in order to hear the deeper guidance wanting to come through from my soul. I’m proud to say that I’ve been sober since May, no mood-altering anything, and this has given me the clarity needed to take charge of my life, step into my power and move forward with my life. I’m grateful to be in a place where I know I can take care of myself and my kids, and grateful for teachers and mentors who have served as inspiration as I walk my path. Thanks for sharing my journey with me! ✨🙏🏻❤️🌈

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