A morning of September 2009, the Vow of Wealth blossomed in me. If you have questions about it, please check the FAQ.
I don’t possess many things because I decided that I own nothing. Not even the thoughts that suddenly come to mind. Liberated from the artificial boundaries imposed by property, the whole universe open its arms. I live in generosity. Everything I can offer, I offer it — experience, joy, time, energy, objects and work…– to people, to the living beings, to the world. All this in the heart of a market economy in which nothing flows without a counterpart.
Living in systematic gifting throws many people, myself too. So far it has always lead me to the right place at the right time. Therefore I have no reason to stop. 😉
People often ask me how I survive. First, surviving doesn’t interest me. I came to this world to infuse myself with a contagious joy, not to just “survive”. Life comes as a gift at birth, why should I earn it? Giving joyfully leads to receiving joyfully, concretely. Hence I live with the gifts I receive, because of gratitude, kindness, sweetness, as a thank you, sometimes because of a simple reciprocity. These presents, I have learned to welcome them with simplicity: a meal, money, a know-how, time, a roof, a train or plan ticket, a new skill, a thanks or a smile…
Each gift always comes at the right time, in perfect match with my needs at the present moment. Neither do I need to calculate, nor to hoard. A practice that teaches how to soothe the agitations of the mental and the ego with their endless short term forecasts. I became a sicada wiser than the ant. I learned how to understand the flows of the world, more specifically those of wealth, as I closely listen to the laws of providence.
Providence? We often hear the word serendipity. Providence or serendipity, it doesn’t matter, I live with them and through them. Mysterious for many, they emanate from an inner rapture that places me with the most beautiful symbiosis with the universe. We call it celebration. Everything becomes erotic and joyful. The universe? I mean the reality that sets itself up as a mirror of my thoughts. Thereby the inner happiness leads me to give the best of myself, and receive the best from the world thanks to the creative alchemy of my thoughts. Everyting happens in our mirrors. It makes me an artist. I just have to know what I want to create. I consequently live as a creator and attractor of everything that happens to me. Everything. No exception.