We often find in life that we are always seeking wealth, that we always need more, that somewhere around the corner we will find the excess we are looking for. There must be more money to be had, more wealth to be made, that we never have enough. Always looking, always seeking for more, leads us to feeling empty. Of course we believe we could all be happy with just a little bit more money. That to be fantastically wealthy would open all the doors we need. But the truth of the matter is that always seeking for this leads to disappointment.

Do you believe that even the wealthiest people in the world believe they have enough, that they can now be truly happy? Of course we might think so, but the truth could be further from that reality. Perhaps they are constantly seeking for more as well, perhaps they feel even emptier, for with all that wealth they have not found happiness and therefore something is wrong. If it can not be found in wealth with all its possibilities, then where can it be found? When looking for more it is valuable to remember where you are and what you have. Of course we all want enough to survive, to grow, and to become better people, to have that possibility. Some of us do and some of us don’t, but the truth is wealth does not necessarily guarantee happiness. This is a falsehood that is often overlooked. Yes, peace can be found by the wealthiest, but it can also be gained by the poorest.

Money does not influence our frame of mind or emotions; it only interferes. If we choose to accept where we are and are open instead to growth, to possibilities, we can find peace now in monetary terms. If we allow ourselves the openness to be with what we have, to see it as enough for the moment for where we truly are, then peace can be there too. If we are always seeking and wanting more, then we never allow ourselves to be where we are.

By not being present with the truth of our reality we can never fully find what is possible. Daydreaming about more can be fun, but it is not accessible in the now, in this moment. Sure the possibilities in life are endless, but it is a mistake to forgo your own life and its realities for those that you constantly quest for. To be okay with where you are is to accept it, not to give up. To be happy with what you have compels you to see the truth of where you are, not the clouded-over version of where you should be. To be content is to then accept and to be free, to be present in the moment which is the one true place that happiness and peace can be found. Of course more is always fun, but it is important to remember that where you are now and what you have is the best and only option in the moment.

Author's Bio: 

Adam Benedetto and Zoe Young are both dedicated to enabling others to reach their full potential in life, to help others release what is holding them back, and to find their true selves. Through years of experience and development, both have sought out the answers we all need to find peace, understand ourselves, and reach enlightenment.
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