August 18, 2014
One of Merriam Webster’s definitions of “capital” is “accumulated goods.” Through our lives, we do our best to accumulate personal goods in the form of monetary wealth, and in material symbols such as cars, homes and vacations. We admire this “accumulation” in ourselves and others and we measure that capital in our work history and affiliations, home pantries and bank accounts.
Spiritual capital is what we accumulate over time and it comes in the form of integrity, kindness, trust, fidelity, courage, honor. This capital is always within easy reach, because it’s part of who we are, it is our authentic nature, and it can be deepened. We become more aware of it the more we practice and make it part of our conscious decisions.
Taking a little time each day, or even a few times a day, to remind ourselves of our spiritual capital can fortify and steady us, center and still us. These little meditative reminders can underpin our decision-making and help us recognize our wholeness.
Our spiritual bank account is always part of our core. Realizing it at a conscious level and infusing it regularly into decisions and experiences will bring wealth and abundance into every area of our lives. And all we have to do is stop, take a deep breath and remember.
Now’s a good time.