- Mehrab Irani
We are all born into genius. Sadly, most of us die in mediocrity. I am going to die one day. We all are going to someday shed our earthly bodies and leave for another voyage – the journey of the soul. But then, does the journey of the soul begin when we actually die physically. Is the soul actually alive when we are here on this planet?
A child knows what it wants to accomplish in life. At that point, everything is clear and everything seems possible. As children, we are not afraid to dream and yearn for everything. But, as time passes, a mysterious force begins to convince us that it is not possible. By repeating the same pattern again and again, are we moving towards the death of our very soul?
Everybody has a ‘personal calling’. This is the promise between God and us. It is the promise each one of us makes to God before embarking on our earthly journey. Whoever you are, you have a personal calling, a desire that originated in your soul. This is clearly your mission on earth; the purpose of your very existence on this planet.
Everything is this world is mysteriously linked to other things – some visible, some invisible. Consider the example of the relationship between man and money. In the golden old days there used to be no money. Goods and services used to be exchanged for goods and services. However, with the invention of “paper currency” the relationship between man and money has totally changed. The creator himself has become the slave of its creation!
The world is moving forward technologically but we humans are moving backwards financially. We may have all modern facilities like online banking and investing, credit and debit cards, access to financial information, easy loan facilities but our financial knowledge is diminishing. Today, we see young educated people earning very good income but then not able to protect their money from financial predators, they pay everybody like the government, banks, electricity bills, telephone bills, children school fees etc but forget to pay themselves via surplus budget, don’t know when to cut spending and when to spend to get rich, have no protection in the form of financial insurance, are not aware of the difference between saving and investing, buy liabilities mistaking it to be assets with negative leverage which puts them in the web of unnecessary avoidable recurring expenses which then sadly makes them “slaves of money” for life – wage slave of the employer, tax slave of the government and loan slave of the bank.
The only thing certain about money is that it is uncertain. There is a need to unravel the mysterious behaviour of money and reveal its deepest secret rules. Money is the only thing which is available in abundant in the world today, it is available at the free will of the government and how fast their printing machines can function. The poor work for a living, the middle class get into debt and keep working for money while the rich make their and other people’s money work for themselves. We need to learn to make our as well as other people’s money work for us. When you achieve financial independence, you can live a personal debt-free life, enjoy your retirement, spend without feeling guilty and leave your legacy. Someone needs to make you retire from your work as your money will start working for you.
Perhaps its my personal calling and duty of the soul to make you realize your relationship with money, your life and introduce you to your highest self and inner soul purpose.
But then, do we have the courage to live our life and attain our highest goals? Or do we start believing in the greatest lie? We reach a certain point in our lives when we lose control of what’s happening to us and our lives become controlled by fate. We begin to talk like those around us -- we walk like them, work like them and live like them. This is the world’s greatest lie.
We are all trained in this world to live a lie and let our soul perish while still physically alive.
To keep our soul alive, we need to let our physical mind and body take some risks. Each one of us needs to do something that is sometimes scary – physically or mentally – because it brings out the very essence of our existence and enriches the soul. While doing so, there will no doubt be certain experiences that try to derail us from achieving our highest self.
People: Choose your companions with care. So many of the good souls on earth have lost their way in the crowd. They have forgotten the real purpose of their existence. The more you worry about being applauded by others and making money, the less you’ll focus on doing the great work that will generate applause and make you money. To double your net worth, double your self-worth because you will never exceed the height of your self-image.
Love: This is a very powerful force and bonds each one of us strongly to the world. We are influenced by ties of love to move in certain directions in life. Those who love us will always want us to move in the right direction. But to many of our loved ones, the right direction is the tried and tested direction of the world. They may not recognize their own journey and may misguide us as well. Don’t allow love to weaken you. Instead, use it to light your own true path. And guide your loved ones to discover their soul’s true journey.
Money: Whether you like it or not, money is a powerful drug that can make or break you. It is a medium of exchange and a store of value. It has lot of energy. If you don’t know the 10 Commandments for Financial Freedom, you are likely to face both problems of scarcity as well as of excess money. Recognize your relationship with money. If you don’t become its master and achieve financial freedom, it can become the most formidable wall on your path to true success.
Fear of Failure: Every journey has its ups and downs and life is no exception. It will be full of hits and misses. Sometimes, even after doing everything right, you might still fail to achieve your goal. But so long as there is life, there is hope of success. Remember that there is no true failure except that of no longer trying. If you really want to achieve true lasting success, then learn to “fail forward,” i.e. move ahead from initial failures to ultimate success. People who “finally succeed” embrace failures as their friends, learn from their negative experiences and don’t repeat them. So my friends, don’t let initial failure derail you from your journey towards fulfilling the purpose of your soul.
Lack of Appreciation: When you don’t behave like others, when you don’t walk on the path selected by others, it is likely that people will not appreciate you initially. The one’s who don’t answer their own callings can’t really appreciate your calling. Think of the musician who is sitting at the corner of a party hall and playing his music. People are walking around, talking around, eating around and making merry but nobody cares to listen to his music. Nobody appreciates his music. Nobody is listening to his music. But this is not completely true. God is listening to his music. God is enjoying his music. He is playing the music for God by answering his personal calling. And when his soul unites with that of God, it’s a matter of time before ordinary souls, mortal humans, are attracted to him and his work strikes a chord with the whole universe.
I have listened to the calling of my soul. Through my book Mad Money Journey, it is my destiny to help you discover your destiny. It is my purpose to teach you the relation between man and money. It is my mission to take you on a life-changing expedition across countries, cultures and professions, where you are bound to experience joy and fear and discover the very purpose of your existence on this planet.
Do write to me about how you were freed from the shackles of money, how you were introduced to your soul’s mission, and how you are now on the correct path towards achieving it. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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