Do you remember the author of Simple Abundance? Her name is Sarah Ban Breathnach. She was on "Oprah" eleven times and sold 7 million copies of her book. She quickly began spending the money like it was a never-ending fountain, buying lavish homes and other extravagances.
One day she awoke, literally and figuratively, to discover that she was in
Is this a tale of woe? Financially? Yeah! In the ways that really count? Not at all! This whirlwind ride forced her to face her personal demons. It was even more poignant because the reason for her rise to wealth was a book about self-nurturing and appreciating life in all its forms to create peace and harmony in one's life. It's bad enough facing your demons, but when it's on a public stage, it can be devastating. However, it seems that Ms. Breathnach is working to turn her life around: she wrote a newer book called Peace and Plenty, which may reflect a greater understanding of gratitude. She is no longer seeking wealth: she is seeking peace.
Peace is an inner condition. Wealth is an outer manifestation. If we do not have that inner peace, that inner confidence, we can still force wealth into our life experience; however, what we have to fight to get, we have to fight to keep. With inner peace, our prosperity is drawn to us through the things we do. I am trying everyday to be aware of my inner demons, those parts of me that don't believe in the potential that exists for me. I try to keep them at bay when necessary and talk them into the fold when I can.
So I see Breathnach's tale as a blessing in so many ways. She may prefer the abundance of money in her life, but now she is building a stronger foundation to support that prosperity when it comes.
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