Your True Wealth

You become truly wealthy the minute you’re grateful for what you have.

Last week we began exploring the topic of wealth, abundance and prosperity; and more specifically we focused on wealth.

Not how the masses define wealth by the way… but true and comprehensive harmony and wellbeing.

So again let’s be clear. While we discussed money last week, money in-and-of-itself is not wealth. I’m not suggesting it’s not important—it is. Yet, it’s only a part of true wealth. In fact, it’s only one fifth of the equation.

Are you wealthy?

In more ways than you realize.

Maybe you just need to recognize it.

Several years ago Wired Magazine documented the research conducted by insurance companies to quantify the human body’s worth. They priced what it would take to replace your liver, your lungs, your heart and so forth. A well-documented, calculated and possibly staggering, conclusion was arrived upon.

Do you have any idea what your body is worth?

A whopping $45 million!


Think about it… you’re walking around every single day with a $45M asset!

You’re already a multimillionaire! Irrespective of what you have in the bank!

How well are you taking care of that asset? How much are you appreciating it?

“Health is our greatest wealth.”

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Now if you think your health isn’t wealth… please think again. You, like me, know that if your doctor told you that you had a terminal disease… you’d pay or give anything to reverse that disease, heal your body and be made whole. You know that you would.

You’re successful and wealthy the moment you’re grateful.

True wealth is a state of harmony and wellbeing in the five key areas of life: financial, relational, mental, physical and spiritual. In my most recent New York Times bestseller Harmonic Wealth®, I call these the 5 pillars of true wealth.

I’ve met many multimillionaires who are business geniuses; and they run themselves ragged into physical problems—sometimes fatal.

This is not true wealth.

Likewise, I’ve worked with individuals who have a great spiritual connection but they’re sick and broke all the time.

This is not true wealth.

Finally there are those who are in great physical health and fitness and their relationships are miserable.

This is not true wealth.

True wealth as stated, is harmony and wellbeing, a comprehensive state of life and living.

It seems to be epidemic in Western society that we’re a culture who’s traded money and materialism for meaning. This is the gravest of errors.

As a result I meet people almost daily that are in jobs they tolerate at best, and they despise at worst.

Their energy and enthusiasm for what they do is long gone if in fact it ever existed.

Life is too short; and no matter what your paycheck… it’s not enough if you’re not living each day to the fullest doing what you love.

I submit that this problems inception, the selling out of love and truly living, resides in the many things we been programmed to believe… not the least of which is what it means to be wealthy.

I’ve discussed this topic in great detail in other writings, and I won’t go into it here, but suffice to say that a meaningful and wealthy life must begin with understanding your Innate Ability and unique purpose; and then building your business and life upon that foundation. (reference Innate Ability Development™ series)

For now, I suggest that you continue to broaden your viewpoint of true wealth. Begin to focus your life on harmony and wellbeing in the 5 pillars of a meaningful and fulfilled life.

You’ll be happy that you did.

Life is too short to not be loving your life and doing what you love.

The purpose of life is to fully live! Live it! Read more about it here.

In our next installment we’ll explore the concept of abundance. And the journey continues…

Stay Awake, Love Life, and Be Epic,


james arthur ray


Permission to re-post my personal articles is granted with acknowledgment of the author, James Arthur Ray and a link back to this website. Thanks and Enjoy!


9 Responses

  1. Awesome article James! Thank you so much for reminding me to be grateful of the gifts I already have in my life. Keep up the great work and the blog posts.

  2. Thanks again JR, the jewel you have presented, will be a lifelong support pillar for many. I have been also a victim of this thinking about Wealth, what if I had this amount or that pie in the sky attitude. By the way I was still seeking this wealth until I read this blog. There are two or more reason for this change of thinking, (1)my wellbeing (2)age (3)life is too short (4)your insight, etc…Thank you

  3. I’m taking a break from my deck (and other things) to read Harmonic Wealth (JAR) for once and for all! I’m sure it will be well worth the time sacrifice and effort.

    Enough already! Time to get on with it and get these pillars in a harmonic flux! As always James, much appreciation and love.

    PS… The exercises are great! Some of them are tough, but then..isn’t that what opens the mind and presses us forward?

  4. Wow James, thank you once more, I guess I need to re-wire my neuronal connections. I think I feel much less wealthy after reading this, but may be now I´ll be able to build up true wealth if I keep watching the 5 pillars at the same time.

    Can wait to read what you have to say about Abundance.

    Thanks again!


  5. Thank you James. Every area is sweet. There is room from improvement yet not like a requirement for the perfect day to happen in paradise. I get to visit mom and dad for Thanksgiving this year and see my grandkids at the same time. Remarkable on more levels than I can count!

    1. Michael, spoken from mastery my friend. There’s ALWAYS room for improvement and always will be for how can we as finite beings even begin to scratch Infinity. Much love ~ JAR

  6. I am very happy, grateful and gratitude towards you. I am the wealthiest person on the planet Earth. I love myself how happy grateful I am. James I had seen you in THE SECRET and I am living with that only everytime. I want to talk to you personally, please if possible contact no +918886314614

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