The thing always happens that you really believe in;
and the belief in the thing makes it happen.
~Frank Lloyd Wright
The mind is incredibly powerful. What we think often becomes so. If you think the only way to happy is by having loads of money, and you don’t, you most likely won’t be happy.
As the American architect Frank Lloyd Wright pens, “The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.”
So, if you believe the only way to be happy is to have money—and lots of it—then you create that outcome to occur. Yep, you will not be happy if you don’t have lots of cash, because you believe without lots of money you won’t be happy.
Thoughts Can Change
The good news is that we can always change our minds. We can always change our thoughts. Believe you will have all that you need, and you will. If you believe you’ll be comfortable financially, and you act as if this is a truth, that belief in a thing makes it happen.
Now not that if you believe you will inherit money, then that belief in inheriting money makes it happen. That is out of your control. You can’t make another’s actions happen, only yours.
Inherited Money is Not the Answer
So if you’re banking on Uncle Mark’s money coming to you, that’s not quite what we’re talking about here. And if you do inherit Uncle Mark’s money, who’s saying it won’t slip through your fingers, leaving you once again without. And who’s to say Uncle Mark’s money is going to bring you joy?
Is Uncle Mark’s money going to make you happy? Many believe this to be true. I hear it all the time, “If I had money I’d buy a new house and then I’d be happy.” “If I had money, I’d pay off all my bills and then I’d be happy.” “Oh, if I had money, everything would be different. I could do whatever I want.” Really!! I don’t think so. Yes, money provides opportunities that perhaps you didn’t have before, but it is no guarantee of the giggle train. Really.
I remember a lovely girl waiting for her father-in-law’s passing, because she was looking forward to inheriting the mother-load of money—and oh how happy she would be then. Well, she inherited a large sum of money and spent it just as quickly as it came. Here today, gone tomorrow. And sadly all those years she waited for the father-in-law to pass, banking on happy to arrive as soon as he transitioned, didn’t manifest.
The riches aren’t what will make you happy, but the quality of your life. This was a hard lesson for my patient to learn, and I’m not sure if she learned it as she continued to chase the money in one form or another, wasting valuable time trying one get-rich scheme after another.
And this type of obsessive thinking happens not only with money, it happens when the domination of one’s thoughts or feelings are orchestrated by a persistent idea, image, desire, or feeling.
Yes, you can think your way into obtaining something, but it can be a negative directive or an urgency so gripping it becomes unhealthy. Truly, as popular belief sketches, if you see it and believe it in your mind, you can make the desired object come to fruition, but what urgency do you put behind it, and is holding the goal impeding your quality of life?
Or worse, is it taking over your life, preventing you from living in the moment—in the now.
Obsessions of All Types
Just like when I was younger, I obsessed over becoming thin. I thought about the object of my longing with every waking breath and even dreamt of it when in a deep sleep. During twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, I obsessed over this for a good thirty years. Over a period of thirty years I believed thin meant happy and then later learned this was not so.
Skinny does not make you happy. Defying aging does not make you happy. Money doesn’t make you happy. Beauty doesn’t make you happy. It’s the quality of your life and living in the spiritual moment that makes you happy.
Quality of life is not about our bodies, age, or the amount of money we have, no this affair of life we’re involved in is actually much richer and much fuller than that. The happy part comes about through our connection to the surrounding real—the earth, ocean, people, animals; that’s what makes us happy. We miss out on so much if we stay stuck in the obsession.
Without beating a dead horse here (sorry for such a visual!), money does not buy you happy. I know plenty of rich people (and so do you) who are quite miserable. What we do with our time is what counts. How we accumulate our funds is what matters. Living in a simpler realm and being in the moment is what produces contentment.
Keep it Simple Sam
Now contentment doesn’t mean you sit back and do nothing. It doesn’t mean to accept you have not, and just be okay with it. No, it means living within your means and saving for that rainy day. When you live within your means and save, you can do great things that you thought only the rich could do. Keep it simple and watch the money grow.
Can you manifest money? Are you on the quest for money? Do you believe money will make you happy? How will your life change with money?
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