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All right, I have a story to share with you today regarding money and respect.
In today’s world, money is like the air. You can’t live without it. However, if you have plenty of it, you won’t ‘breath in’ more either. Think of those multibillionaire. Do you think they need more money to eat a better, larger lobster? Unfortunately, not everybody thinks so.
Let me share a story with you to illustrate my point.
Once, there was a rich man who had almost everything he ever wanted. The only thing that seemed to bug him is, he didn’t feel respected. So, he kept on thinking how he could gain more respect from people around him.
As he was walking along an alley one night, he came across a beggar.
“Here’s an opportunity,” he said to himself and drop a coin on the beggar’s bowl.
“Now, you should be thankful to me,”
The beggar took a look at him and ignored him.
The rich man felt angry and said, “Hey, are you blind?”
“It’s up to you whether you want to give me the coin or not but if you don’t like it, you can take it back,” replied the beggar.
The rich man became even angrier and dropped 10 more coins to the beggar.
“What about now? You should be grateful to me and thank me.”
The beggar gave him a blank look and didn’t even pay any attention to him.
“Now I’m the rich man here. At least you should show some respect to me”
“Give me money or not is up to you but whether I should give you any respect, it’s up to me. It can’t be forced.”
The rich man felt extremely annoyed.
“I give you half of everything I owned. Now you should respect me” shouted the rich man angrily.
“If you give me half of your asset, then we’re equally rich. Then why I should respect you?”
The rich man can’t control himself anymore.
“I give you all my money and possession. Should you respect me now? You must, mustn’t you?”
“If you give me all your money and possession, then I’m the rich man and you’re the beggar. I have a better reason not to respect you now,” replied the beggar sarcastically.
In the story, the beggar said it loud and clear that money does not equal to respect.
We are borne equal. Everybody can earn their respect regardless on their financial status. I am not the most handsome man or the richest man in the world but I do earn my share of respect from my friends, students, family members, business associates, readers and subscribers.
Even though money could not buy you respect, but in my humble opinion, it is not a bad thing either. Let me share one of my real life stories with you.
Though I am not a super rich guy yet, I do live in a pretty comfortable life where I can get all my necessities quite easily. In short, I’m doing okay financially.
Lately, I have a friend who is having some trouble in her life. Although it is not a serious problem, money, moral support, positive thought injections other forms of help seems to be able to solve most problems. Since she is a good friend of mine, I stepped in to give a hand spiritually, financially and plenty of time commitment. Not to buy a friend or to buy any respect from anybody. It’s just a pure sincere intention to help others.
As time goes by, problems arise. I began to hear things like:
- I’m trying to take advantage on people’s misfortunes.
- I’m trying to buy friend, love and respect with money.
- I’m helping others with some hidden bad intentions.
- And many more.
I don’t take those negative comments personally, of course because I know that
I have a choice.
I can choose to conclude that being a good person to help others is bad, I should only mind my own business, never help people again and money is evil because it creates problem.
I can choose to ignore those negative remarks and aware that only I and I alone can approve myself. Not others. What others think speaks volumes about themselves and had nothing to do with me. Helping others is my personal contribution to others and it not only helps me to satisfy my spiritual need but also helps to bring in more good karma.
I choose the later.
One choice makes me, the other, destroys me.
Moral of the story:
In life, we do not always have control over what’s going to happen to us. However, do not forget that we do always have the choice to choose how to react to the situation.
If you have been good to others and they are not grateful to you or backstabbed you in return, it’s their loss. Do your best and let god take care the rest.
Always respond to the situation with a thought that makes you a better person. Never respond with a thought that destroys you.
Life experience gives us lessons, not destruction. Nail it in your mind. Write it in BIG letters on a piece of paper and paste it on your wall if you have too.
Life is not about what’s happening to us. It’s about how we react to it.
No matter what happens to us, always attract the best with the Law of Attraction. Equip yourself with intense positive emotions and visualize the desired outcome. If you have problem with visualization, I recommend you to use Mind Movie. It’s very powerful software to help you visualize things easily.
Understanding the laws of universe is very important to keep us on track. It not only helps us to understand why things happen but also enable us to manipulate the law on our favour. If you are just like me who is always hungry for knowledge about how things work and why things happen to us and how we can manipulate the situation by using the laws of nature, I highly recommend you to study 11 Forgotten Laws by Bob Proctor.
I hope you enjoy the story and lessons I share here. I’d appreciate it if you can leave your comment below to tell me what you think and share your thought with me.
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