RULES AND LAWS
In a materialistic world, prosperity is unfortunately and invariably associated with hoards of
money and countless possessions. People think that if they make more money and figure out how to become a millionaire that they
will have connected happiness and money.
To the truly prosperous people of this world, however, prosperity is prosperity in its purest
and original sense. Prosperity comes from the Latin word spes, which means “hope and vigor.” To the truly
prosperous person, being prosperous means being positive and happy in the moment, regardless of the level of wealth
one has acquired.
In my book Career Success Without a Real
Job, I pointed out that money creates and maintains its own rules. As a general rule,
money doesn’t seem to like people who are desperate for it.
To experience more prosperity in your life, you must pay heed to the following rules of
7 Spiritual Rules of
- If money becomes your primary focus in life, then money is all that you will
- The person with no money may be poor; however, not as poor as the person who has
nothing but money.
- Abundance isn't a matter of acquiring how much money you desire; it's a matter of
being happy with how much you presently have.
- It's better to be out of money than out of new creative ideas on how to make
- Money-making ideas are gifts from the Universe; you must act fast on them,
however, if you want to be prosperous and wealthy.
- Spending a lot of money - particularly money that you have not yet earned - will
get you trapped into thinking you are having a good time when all you are doing is spending a lot of money that
you will have a difficult time earning.
- Above all, the value of money lies in the creative and
spiritual uses to which it can be put and not in how many possessions it can buy.
Clearly, true prosperity is living easily and happily in the real world whether you have lots of
money or not. I have had the fortune of being on both sides of the fence. I’ve been broke, over $30,000 in debt and
having to borrow money to pay the rent.
At one time I even had the sobering experience of sleeping in my car for two cold winter nights
when the temperature was -21ºF. Extremely cold, of course, but this is still far from the bottom. As Mike Todd
said, “I’ve never been poor, only broke. Being poor is a
state of mind. Being broke is a temporary situation.”
Many years later I am fortunate enough to have a good income, be spending substantially less
money than I earn, and investing a nice surplus each year. Having been broke on more than one occasion makes me a
lot more grateful for the financial position I enjoy today. Yet I sometimes felt just as prosperous when I was
broke as I do today.
In his book, The Seven Laws of Money, Michael Phillips
discusses seven interesting money concepts:
- Money creates and maintains its own rules.
- Money will appear when you are doing the right thing in your life.
- Money is a dream - in fact, it can be a fantasy as deceptive as the Pied Piper.
- Money often is a nightmare.
- You can never truly give money away as a gift.
- You can never truly receive money as a gift.
- There are many fascinating worlds (cultures) without money.
The Money Cafe is brought to you by Ernie Zelinski, an innovator and content creator of
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Ernie is the author of the international bestsellers How to Retire Happy,
Wild, and Free (over 200,000 copies sold and published in 8 foreign languages) and
The Joy of Not Working (over 250,000 copies sold and published in 17 languages).
Other Quotes about the Rules and Laws of Money
Money dislikes being equally distributed.
- Richard Koch
As a general rule, nobody has money who ought to
- Benjamin Disraeli
Deceive the rich and powerful if you will, but
don't insult them.
- Japanese proverb
Eat and drink with your friends but do not trade with them.
- Turkish proverb
The average man has more money than sense; the trouble is that he doesn't
Under capitalism man exploits man; under socialism the reverse is true.
- Polish proverb
He who borrows gets sorrows.
- Turkish proverb
Money can build a house, but it takes love to make it a home.
- Author Unknown
Who pays his debts, gets rich.
- French proverb
Money, like vodka, turns a person into an eccentric.
- Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
Money doesn't sleep.
- Unknown wise person
To understand someone, find out how he spends his money.
- Mason Cooley
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