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The Currency of Social capital in the Universe

Currency is something that is in circulation as a medium of exchange. Money is the currency that most economies use worldwide. The United States uses the United States Dollar, European countries use the Euro, Britain uses the Sterling Pound, Singapore uses the Singapore Dollar, and the list goes on and on. In these countries, trade is done in their currency except international trade is done in another agreeable currency (mostly the United States Dollar).

You have to convert your money to the local currency if you want to do business locally. This is the acceptable medium of exchange in that locality.

Have you ever thought about what could be the acceptable medium of exchange when trading with the universe?

PS: Have you ever found yourself in a position where you had to convert your money to the local currency? How was the experience?

Maybe we do not know this but truth is that we also trade with the universe in our daily lives. This trade happens passively, sometimes without us noticing. It is just like you may not notice your breathing pattern. We are used to it as an automatic pattern.

The currency of social capital.

The universe uses social capital as a medium of exchange. It is a free market and the more social capital you have, the more you can trade and get what you want. The universe lacks nothing. This is your opportunity to get this currency and trade.

  1. Begin a start-up – new relationships.

The currency of a start-up in the universe’s market is new relationships. You meet new people daily. Knowing how to relate to strangers is a necessary skill. We cautiously welcome them into our lives without any discrimination. Who knows what the Universe has in store for us? The universe sometimes gives us gifts in the form of strangers. They carry a lot of untapped blessings because we withhold ourselves from interacting with them.

People who are unrelated to us will most likely be more kind towards us. They are the angels that the universe sends our way. Be ready to welcome them and pay attention to what they have for you. Your breakthrough moment could be at hand. We lack the knowledge that strangers have and they could share it with us just five minutes into a conversation. This is the currency we need to trade in the universe’s market.

  1. Grow your capital – existing relationships.

The saying that your network is your net worth is not further from the truth. Your bank account balance is not a measure of wealth. Neither is the number of businesses that you own. What truly determines your net worth is your network – how many people you know can stand with you through thick and thin. The blessing of being surrounded by people that love you is unmatched. Strangers who have now become family. This is a gift from the universe that we should no longer take for granted.

Whatever your need is, you can simply ask from your network and it will be settled. These kinds of friends are God-sent into your life and we should not take them for granted. Networking is growing your social capital and it enables you to continuously trade in the Universe’s free market.

  1. Protect your capital – repair broken relationships.

A good trader protects his capital from being wasted even as he continues to accumulate more wealth. The priority of every entrepreneur is sealing loopholes of wastage. Your social capital goes to waste through broken relationships. The people with whom you are no longer on good terms still belong to the universe that you are connected with.

It is okay to differ on ideas or principles but do not forget the time these same people were angel-sent by the universe. Make it a priority to build broken bridges at the slightest opportunity you get. Some relationships are like a dying fire that can come alive by merely blowing air over it. Do not suffocate the fire of friendships because the universe might use them to bless your life once more. Every broken relationship is worth saving if you want to protect your social capital.

  1. Audit your social capital – check on the health of your relationships.

The health of your relationships is a very important aspect of your social capital. Are all your relationships healthy, on the sick bed, or already dead? The universe is asking you these hard questions. It’s audit time! The law requires that all companies have their books of accounts audited. This helps to enforce accountability on the part of the companies. They need to explain and prove every expenditure they incurred. They also have to account for every income they received.

An audit helps to prevent money laundering and other financial malpractices. Your social capital needs this type of auditing too. Guess who is the auditor? The Universe! You should be accountable to the universe for your social capital. You should not only have many relationships with the angels of the universe but also healthy ones. This is the true value of the currency of your social capital.

The irrigation scheme of the Universe.

Healthy relationships are the pillars of your success. Having poor relationships or none at all is not the original intention of the universe. Nature intends to use these relationships as the conduit to pass blessings to you. Consider the example of an irrigation farm. Water needs to travel from the dam or water tank to the farm and sprinkle on the crops. If this does not happen and at the same time rain fails, the crops will dry up. It does not matter whether or not the dam is nearer the farm. What counts is the accessibility of the water by the crops.

The dam or water tank is the Universe and your relationships are the pipes that make irrigation possible. Your social capital is what will buy these pipes and sprinklers to be used to water your farm. What is the value of your social capital today?

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An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

The goal is to be happy and healthy this year.

The universe is about to take you to the top of the world. It is yours to rule! It is amazing the things that people will do for happiness and health. They use their money to “buy” happiness and “pay” for good health. However, nature can gift you both of them and do so in abundance. The universe can save you a lot of trouble in getting the most precious gifts. Wealth only makes these gifts accessible but the universe puts them in your hands.

There are many killers of happiness and health. But there are also many more builders of the same that the universe has put in your hands. Nature wants you happy and healthy even when it looks difficult. It is said that an apple a day keeps the doctor away and it is rightly true. The universe is working round the clock to give you apples that will keep you healthy and far away from the doctor. Here are some of them:

  1.     Positive affirmations.

“I can. I will. I shall.” This is the confession of a winner. If other people can do it, so can you. The difference between you and them is just time. Your time to be victorious is fast approaching. Positive affirmations cure the anxiety that builds up over time. Anxiety is a killer of happiness and it condemns you to constant worry. The universe wants you to make positive affirmations whenever you are anxious. It brings positive energy to your spirit. This wards off the negativity slowly eating you up to deny you happiness.

Everything that exists in the universe was created out of positive affirmations. Let us learn from electric power – generated from natural gas, wind, fuel, or water. Live electric current flows through the positive terminal. Without a positive/live connection, there is no power. This apple of positive affirmations will keep anxiety away from you.

  1.     Meditation.

Meditation is taking time off to reflect on the good things in your basket. It is a powerful weapon against stress. The leading cause of stress is when plans fall apart. The success of our plans brings a lot of joy. Stress comes in when things do not work out as we had hoped. Even as things fall apart before our eyes, you still bagged some victories. Take time off, consider it like half-time during soccer, to reflect on the success that the universe granted you. Your joy will resurrect and your face will light up. Meditation is an apple of hope for a better tomorrow. It keeps your happiness intact.

  1.     Prayer

Our spirits communicate to the universe through prayer. We lay our worries, fears, and expectations before the universe every time we go to prayer. Prayer neutralizes overthinking which kills many dreams. Overthinking makes you worry about failure. It stops you from being productive and instead you drown in self-pity. On the other hand, prayers move mountains. It is your chance to offset your burdens to a higher authority. Children offset all their worries onto their parents. They believe that their parents can handle everything. Similarly, we offset our burdens to the universe through prayer. Your life will be more peaceful and calm this year if you take this apple of prayer.

  1.     Spiritual renovation.

Are you drowning in self-pity? The universe is here to give you a license to happiness. No renewal is needed! Spiritual renovation is overhauling your spiritual life and making the necessary changes. The universe is in charge of this renovation. A little building here and some adjustments there will prepare you for the joy ahead. Self-pity makes you look down on yourself and disqualify you from places where you belong. You deserve the heavens and the earth. Good health and long life is your portion. By allowing the universe to overhaul your spiritual life, you are giving yourself a second stab at success.

  1.     The spiritual mirror.

Low self-esteem kills good vibes. It condemns you to misery for as long as you accept it. The spiritual mirror is a weapon to fight low self-esteem. What do you see when you look in the mirror? The person you are staring at is victorious, happy, and healthy. You are a work in progress that shall be completed within no time. The spiritual mirror is not like the physical one. It only reflects your strengths and successes. You can look at it whenever you feel low or depressed. It accepts you as you are and reflects positivity. Looking at it takes you to the path to happiness.

  1.     The spiritual gymnasium.

We invest a lot of effort in getting fit. Our physical bodies need maintenance and we do it without hesitation. We should pay the same attention to our spiritual bodies. Go to the spiritual gym to exercise and get fit. A healthy spirit is content, fulfilled, and happy. The universe is your instructor. He is there to guide you in exercises that will shift your focus to good health and happiness. The spiritual gym builds your resilience when you are going through a rough patch. Being happy is difficult when you are facing challenges. The universe wants to build your capacity to be happy even when circumstances do not allow you to.

  1.     Disciplined feeding.

Your health heavily depends on the foods that you eat. Nature did not program you to eat anything at any time. There is a discipline in eating habits that will guarantee you good health. Natural foods are rich in minerals and nutrients that are absent in all the fast foods that we eat. Everything that you need to have good health is in natural foods. Our great-grandparents ate natural foods and lived healthily. Lifestyle diseases will be a thing of the past if we turn to nature for advice on food. An apple fruit will keep the doctor away.

Happiness, good health, and long life are on the bucket list of many people. Following the universe’s guidance towards getting them is an insurance that we all need.  

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