Have you ever met someone and felt like they were your brother or sister or a relative you never met?
It happens to me all the time. I will meet someone and say to myself, “That was the father I never had,” or, “That is the friend, teacher, mentor I have been looking for years.”
That was how I felt when I first picked up a book written by David Wolfe. Meeting him sealed the deal. It was not like David was my father or brother, but rather this divine being who could teach me a lot. And he did…and continues to.
There are so many teachers who have crossed my path through the years and inspired me to take action, yet I give David much of the credit for getting me to a higher level of self-care and self-love. He taught me about nutrition through his books and videos and shed light on the energy that food is. While I always knew that processed food was depleted of energy, I was inspired to learn more about the life force of food through David’s books and through watching him speak. I love that man. Since I am on his mailing list, he recently wrote a piece called, “Why I am NOT a Millionaire.” While I know he would be the first person to not judge people who have money, he did share about the effects that scarcity consciousness has on our body and our health. He writes:
“What constitutes real wealth, anyway?
There are many people suffering in hospital beds, eating hybridized, genetically modified processed foods, who are spiritually, emotionally, and mentally confused. There are many billionaires even, suffering from poor health and unable to experience the vast number of enjoyments they have spent their life acquiring.
I have few assets, and yet I’ve never lacked for anything. I’ve never eaten anything but the best food ever… slept in the best (grounded) beds ever… traveled to the most exotic lands ever… experienced the most extraordinary health ever, shared the company of the most beautiful friends and family, and most of all, met 100,000′s of fantastic, wonderful people like you who are hungry for the knowledge I share.
I am, in my estimation, incredibly rich — perhaps the wealthiest person in the world.
And where is true wealth found? Consider the following:
True wealth is a peaceful state of mind.
True wealth is abundant physical health.
True wealth is spiritual connection to source energy.
True wealth is emotional wellness.
True wealth is found in serving others.
True wealth is knowledge of oneself, knowledge of one’s environment… and finding and following your mission in life.
True wealth cannot be hoarded, only shared.
True wealth is not created by what one has acquired, but by what one gives away.
And true wealth (or happiness in oneself) is directly proportional to the happiness one brings to others.
So let’s consider that our previous notions of “wealth” and “resources” are outdated and irrelevant.
Let’s also consider that making money for its own sake is a meaningless and never-ending, never-fulfilling endeavor.”
So I ask you, what constitutes true wealth for you? I hope and pray that something inside you values health and chooses to put that at the top of your priority list. And just because you may have dodged a bullet meaning you still neglect yourself and are symptom free, I would ask you to consider your body and what it really needs. And if action is calling, the time is now. If not now, when? David and I both agree that, “Life has so much to offer and it is no dress rehearsal.”
Be sure and connect with David: http://www.DavidWolfe.com
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