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Rich | We crave the glitter, but the promise is a lie. True gold lies within. | HartHaiku.com

Rich | You are the gold

Experience and learning, love and the people in your life are the gold. Your soul is the gold. YOU are the gold.

Society’s formula for rich = happy

We live in a world that prays to the almighty dollar. For many, the idea of rich is lots of money in the bank, and the ability to buy anyTHING they want. But is this true abundance? What if the money all went away overnight? Do you really have any control over that? What have you invested in today that would be worth anyTHING tomorrow?

At the end of the day, in the journey of your soul and when you look back from your deathbed, the things you accumulated will mean nothing.

YOU are the gold. Invest in yourself, starting today.

Look, I know why you hesitate. I have too. It’s called fear, and we all grapple with it. Until there arrives this magic moment (and often in desperation) when we ask ourselves, “Why am I holding myself back this way? I know there is more in me than this. I know I can be happier than this.”

We all fear risk of loss and making mistakes. But there is a goldmine waiting to be tapped within you. Learning brings wisdom, and that is gold in your pocket, wealth of a different kind. When you do the work, do the learning, your metamorphosis is inevitable.

And all those external things you yearned for will flow to you like a river. Funny thing is, you will enjoy them, but they will no longer be something you need. The true happiness already came to you from within.

The seated Buddha is giving the abaya mudra gesture, which depicts fearlessness, and the wisdom achieved with enlightenment.

Be fearless in your journey. Mine your inner gold, your learning and wisdom.

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Photo courtesy Somchai Kongkamsri, Pexels

Rich | You are the Gold © Susan L Hart

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Dare to Err | Take the Mistake Bus, and together we'll ride to Terminus Wisdom. | HartHaiku.com

Dare to Err | The Mistake Bus

Life as a bus. Think of each experience as a bus ride. We get on the bus, we reach our destination, we get off of the bus. Often we ride the same bus, over and over again (aka THE BIG RUT). Occasionally we risk taking a new bus, on a different route. With each bus ride, we accumulate some learning, to one degree or another. And sooner or later, inevitably we find ourselves on THE MISTAKE BUS. We hate the ride, but even worse, we hate where it takes us.

The Mistake Bus

The thing is, the Mistake Bus wasn’t marked. We didn’t know when we got on it!

Why do we hate it so much? Because the Mistake Bus takes us to TERMINUS SELF-EXAMINATION, a place where our ego feels very uncomfortable. We squirm. We find out we are human and fallible. (Oh no!) And even worse, we have likely hurt ourselves or another person in the process.

Stop looking out the back window

But wait! This is life. Our souls came here to learn. That’s the whole purpose of THE BIG RIDE. (Did you not read the fine print in your contract?) Make a mistake, learn. Make a mistake, learn.

Once we’ve ridden on the Mistake Bus, we resist getting on it again. Our egos will do almost anything to avoid it. Why? Regret. We have a tendency to keep looking out the back of the bus, over and over again, reliving our mistakes in our minds. It’s painful. We just want a nice, safe ride, thank you very much, with as little discomfort as possible.

The Mistake Bus is actually the best ride

Eventually we figure out (or we don’t) that the Mistake Bus is actually THE BEST RIDE. There are many of them actually, a veritable fleet. So many Mistake Buses, so little time. There is a full gastronomic menu of life learning in the Mistake Bus fleet. Think about it… Do you order the same old BLT, over and over again, just to avoid heartburn?

The challenge in life is to have the courage to risk getting on the Mistake Bus again. And again. And again. Yes, it can have its downside. But, it’s a more exhilarating ride. And the really great upside is…? Eventually you find yourself more and more often arriving at TERMINUS WISDOM, exactly where your soul was trying to take you all along.

So next time around, have the courage to take the new bus, the wild ride. Go for the learning and wisdom. Risk taking the Mistake Bus.

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Dare to Err | The Mistake Bus © Susan L Hart 2019

Sentinel | Guard of yonder field, feeling earth, air, sky and sun. Do you seek forest? | HartHaiku.com

Sentinel | Living our purpose

When I see a solitary tree in a field, I wonder… Are you lonely out there? Do you yearn for the other trees, your family?

But wait, when the farmer cleared the field and if there were others, why did he not cut you down too? Perhaps there was something in you that he felt. A will to live? A purpose not yet fulfilled?

Were you the one tree that looked strong enough to withstand the solitude, to be staunch and strong through every harsh climate imaginable, to guard his field?

But wait,…you are NOT alone. Earth, air, sky and sun. You are nurtured, cradled and loved by all of it.

Perhaps you’re here to teach that not just simply survival, but dare we hope great joy?, is found in your ostensibly lonely journey.

But still I wonder,.. DO you miss your trees? Your family?

Hmm. Perhaps not. Perhaps you also teach that it is ALL family.

Sentinel

Related to my post: Tree Secrets | Nature’s Wisdom

Sentinel © Susan L Hart 2019

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Power of Words | Your words are your own, you can make or break with them, so speak them wisely. | HartHaiku.com

Power of Words | Speak wisely

Words are potent, therefore it behooves us to choose and use them wisely. In this muddled up, confused and too-often-angry world, sometimes we feel powerless to change it in any significant, positive way. However our words, over which we have sole control and responsibility, are one way we can do that.

More at my Hart Quill post: Hawaiian Aloha and its Sacred Meaning

Inspirational Words Quotes:

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” ~ Leo Buscaglia

“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.” ~ Rudyard Kipling

“A word after a word after a word is power.” ~ Margaret Atwood

“silence is the language of god, all else is poor translation.” ~ Rumi

“Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.” ~ Edgar Allen Poe

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Power of Words © Susan L Hart