How much of being healthy has to do with being independently wealthy enough to not sweat the small shit? –@Andrew_Ferri
A lot and a little. Having money definitely solves your money problems. Which means you don’t have to worry about paying the rent. You don’t have to worry about going broke. You don’t have to work a back breaking or mind breaking job from nine to five. You don’t have to be scared.
I really hate being scared. I know it affects my health in every way. So it makes a lot harder for me to live to my potential. No matter what, can you check these four boxes every day?
Physical – do a little something that improves your health physically, no matter what your personal financial condition is? When I was in India doing yoga a year ago, the main teacher, Sharath Jois, said: “rich? Do your practice. Poor? Do your practice. Problems with your girlfriend? Do your practice. All will come.”
Emotional – what can you do today that will improve your life just slightly on an emotional level? Can you be kind to your fiancée? Can you spend time with a friend? Can you NOT respond to someone who provokes you?
When Atisa, a Bengala meditation master from 1000 AD, brought the 57 lojong slogans to Tibet to transmit Buddhism to the Tibetans he was very nervous they would fall on deaf ears. How come? He had heard the Tibetans were very peaceful and had no worries. And if they had no worries, they would have no challenges to work through in order to become better people.
Well, it turns out he was wrong and Tibetans, like everyone, have much to work through, emotionally, mentally, spiritually, etc.
Mental – can you and do you still come up with ideas every day?
Spiritual – can you and do you still think of the people you are grateful for each day? Can you pray for two minutes a day or sit and try to think of nothing.
You can do these four things each day, with or without money. To mis-quote Sharath: do your Daily Practice http://bit.ly/fuiRS9 and all things will come.