Sunday, July 18, 2010

Cup of Wealth


You May Already Be a Winner!

“Ordinary riches can be stolen,

real riches cannot.

In your soul are infinitely precious things

that cannot be taken from you.”

Oscar Wilde

“Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.”

Henry David Thoreau

“I'd like to live as a poor man with lots of money.”

Pablo Picasso


In the Hawaiian language,

Wai means fresh water,

and water is recognized as a blessing

at the root of all life.

The word for Wealth

is water twice, water squared.

Wai Wai,

and a rich man

is a Kanaka Wai Wai.

But what is true wealth?

Who are the wealthy?

Yes, health is wealth,

they are only one letter apart!

But what is the root of wealth?

I see a clue in the nature of water:

that it must flow to be fully itself.

When confined, water gets musty

losing it's sparkle.

Living a consciousness of lack

I always despaired of ever having enough "water" in my possession.

I longed for a water-windfall of my own, just for me.

But I know now: that was cup-thinking.

And the cup always seemed half empty.

Now I know

that it is the flow

not the amount.

You cannot hold an ocean in a cup.

Wai Wai!

Go! Go!

Saved wealth is stagnant,

But when we flow among others,

spreading our nurturing moisture & joy about us,

we are then wealthy in the way that matters!

And we will never run dry again. . .