Esther Hicks says: “While money is not absolutely essential to your experience, to most people money and freedom are synonymous. And since an intense awareness of your right to be free is at the very core of that which you are, it then follows that your relationship with money is one of the most important subjects of your life experience. And so, it’s no wonder you have such strong feelings about the subject of money.”
Harvey Mackay said, “Being rich isn’t about money. Being rich is a state of mind. Some of us, no matter how much money we have, will never be free enough to take time to stop and eat the heart of the watermelon. And some of us will be rich without ever being more than a paycheck ahead of the game.”
I fully agree with Foster Hibbard about the subject of money. He showed the proper balance. He said:
“When I hear people playing down the importance of money, calling it evil and sinful, I remember some of the Sunday morning sermons that I have heard over the years. The ministers would expound on poverty as a virtue; about God obviously loving the poor because He made so many of them.
Why is God always blamed for everything that goes wrong? Why should there be virtue in a lack of any kind? Nature is totally abundant and, since we are a part of nature, why shouldn’t we be a part of that abundance?
There is no virtue in lack of any kind. How can lack of love, lack of health, lack of career success or lack of money be called virtuous?
If poverty were a virtue, no churches would be built, no colleges endowed nor would any charities be supported. To the degree that we become ever more affluent, are we able to do good works within our society. Aspire to prosperity, commit to prosperity and always work toward a more prosperous and happy life.”
How right Hibbard was!