What is a life of abundance without compromise?
So often we settle for the path of least resistance rather than uphold the values we consider sacred, values that define who we are.
I would like to think that some of our highest values include maintaining our integrity and honesty in our dealings with other people but above all, with the most important person in your life, and that is YOU.
To be honest with ourselves requires courage and for us to fly against convention and the expectations of others.
Our silence is interpreted as consent as we unwittingly become hostage to our own less than ideal circumstances.
I am reminded of the story describing the method used to catch the slender limbed spider monkey.
The clever strategy consists of placing a peanut in a heavy glass jar with a narrow neck and leaving this trap at the foot of a tree that monkey calls home.
The desire for a tasty snack compels monkey to descend from his lofty perch, and to squeeze his hand down the glass jar to pick up his treat.
So as not to lose his precious prize, monkey makes his hand into a fist with the peanut safely tucked in the palm of his hand. In doing so, he cannot pull his hand through the narrow bottleneck and the heavy jar keeps him stuck at ground level.
The dilemma for monkey is whether to let go of his peanut treat and scamper up the tree to safety and freedom or become captive to the illusion of the prize.
In the corporate world, we refer to this as the “Golden Handcuffs”.
A person stays in a soul destroying job that does not inspire or invigorate them for fear of losing their perceived financial security, sense of prestige and the outward trappings of success.
In reality they are trading their life force for a dime.
If you can identify with this scenario, then realize that this is an inequitable exchange.
No amount of money can compensate you for an existence that is less than a life lived to its fullest.
By definition, a life of abundance in every sense of the word includes great health, happy loving relationships and material wealth.
And this is a life lived without compromise.
Yours in health, wealth and happiness