I want to challenge you to answer the following question. YEAH – YOU:

If you could wave a magic wand and have WHATEVER you wished for in ANY part of your life, what would it be?

Sooo – What’s it gonna be?  How about a fresh wardrobe with the latest and greatest in-style appealing apparel, totally tailored to your physique?  Nice, but nah, too fitting.

OKAY – how about… a new apartment? Matter of fact, make that a 3 bedroom, with THREE bathrooms baby.  Supersize it!  After all, we spend more than a third of our time in our home anyway.  Sounds probable… Buttt – what if your upstairs neighbor was a high-energy neurotic germaphobe, with a hot hand for a high voltage vacuum?? Ehhhh… where else could we wave our wish-wand?

I GOT IT – Im going with, a cool quick 10 million bucks.  Cuz, check it, then I could get the wonderful wardrobe (100-grand), purchase the new place (1.5 milly), and still have enough cash left to lure my new neighbor to the sharpest shrink in town. Perfect…… Okay, update, the neurosis having germ-freak IS a shrink.  Scratch that.

Well, here’s a hint:  HAPPINESS is the ultimate currency, and FULFILLMENT is the ultimate shopping mall.  It’s been scientifically proven that material affluence brings about 10% of our happiness.  So why the heck does everyone think cash rules everything around me? That’s the old method man.

Personally, I think our culture betrays us as it promises us a utopian state that’s obtainable by a big bank roll.  NOT SO.  But monetarily it makes sense for the government to embed those beliefs deep into the depths of our minds.

In her book Happy for No Reason, Marci Shimoff describes this “desire to acquire” as the Myth of More. Marci asks:

“So why is it so hard to escape wanting more?

Because Madison Avenue doesn’t want us to!  Advertising exists to perpetuate the Myth of More; it’s the engine that drives our economy.  Billions of dollars are spent every year to convince you that you’re not okay the way you are and that you need things – lots and lots of them – to make you happy.”

WOW – Well, back to business – our wand awaits…  If HAPPINESS is the ULTIMATE CURRENCY and it isn’t obtainable through big bucks, how do we become happy (and STAY happy)?

I’ll give you a hint: it’s not so much about becoming happy as it is about BEING happy.   You can never be happy in any other moment ever then THIS MOMENT right now – with what you aallrreeaaddyy have.

Well you may be wondering how you can be happy with that you already have.  The answer, is GRATITUDE!

So for your wish, how about something that’s not so materialistic?  Like, how about wishing for the discipline to instill an “attitude of gratitude”?  Or, how about more meaningful relationships with the people who are already in your life? Or, how about the wish of being open to the unknown, the field of pure potentiality, where creativity is limitless? Pick anything that you heart desires…

Really, the choice is yours. The question is for you!

So ask yourself one more time: If I could wave a magic wand and have whatever I wished for in any part of my life, what would it be?

(And then let me know below)

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