Stages of Well Being and Wealth
The thought of the day stems from the word “chincy,” which means to be cheap; a tightwad; someone who only thinks of himself and his side of the deal when money, goods, or services are concerned. Having met many people with a chincy streak the interesting point to note is that every aspect of their lives is compromised, whether it’s relationships, business, spiritual development or economic growth.
Why does being chincy affect every aspect of life?
It comes from a lack of spiritual and personal development. These people see their personal power as being “out there” and they have to go get it or take it from others through competition, manipulation, or hard bargains. This is left over from the conqueror mentality, and this mindset is indicative of individuals centered in the “Me” meme.
Unsure if this applies to yourself? Here are a few indicative traits. “Chincy” people tend to:
- complain a lot about others…a whole lot
- distrusts others; often suspicious that people are out to get them
- see things only from their point of view, and
- are overly concerned with getting the better deal from any exchange.
So, the reminder today is don’t be chincy; it doesn’t pay off to be all about “me, myself and I!”
The solution for chinciness is to spiritually grow to the point where giving with abundance is a greater priority than receiving. The beauty of this shift in values is that it will directly relate to the amount of wealth or well being an individual experiences in his life.
There are 4 distinct stages of building wealth:
- The feeling of never having enough: if stuck here then it’s probably because the person gives less than what is expected to others and to life in general.
- The feeling of having just enough: in this case, the person probably gives just what is expected to everyone, every project, and/or endeavor in his life.
- The feeling of having more than enough: this person joyfully gives more than is expected in all situations.
- The feeling of being overwhelmed with wealth, well being, and opportunities or having too much: this person often gives with abandon from a heart filled with gratitude; his primary concern is moving people forward and more than filling his present place in life.
People that are centered in the first or second tier are typically “chincy,” they are takers instead of givers. Often, they only give when its suits them or benefits their position. Usually, they are mentally, emotionally, physically, and economically vamping or sucking from others. Since life tends to return to people what they invest, these people end up being vamped by others.
On the other hand, third and fourth tier people give more in use value than they take in dollar value; likewise people do the same toward them. Typically, their world view and level of care are as vast as the cosmos, and they radiate wealth in all areas of life. This is significant, because the etymology of “wealth” in Middle English is wele or “well-being.”
These stages of building wealth or well being are great reminders of the holographic nature of life. Remember, “our lives are the way they are, because we are the way we are!”