Wednesday, August 26, 2009

I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches.

"I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers. To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness and the willingness to remain vulnerable. All these and other factors combined, if the circumstances are right, can teach and can lead to rebirth."
-Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Friday, August 21, 2009

"What You See Depends On What You Are Looking For"

So many times life feels so frustrating! Everything looks like it is going wrong. Like when the microwave breaks, the oven breaks too. But other times everything looks perfect, the world could not look better, we have a "Rich Existence," but the microwave and oven are still broken.

Has anything really changed, other than what we are looking for?

How do we change from having a poor existence to a rich one?

How do we change what we are looking for?

What type of things were you doing when you felt like you had a rich existence?

When we feel like we are at a poor point in our lives, if we can remember the rich times in our lives, the memory can begin to give us hope. The memory will help us remember that there was a time when things were better. When we remember a time things were better, it gives us hope that life can be fulfilling, rich, and happy again.

Thursday, August 20, 2009


"We can lift ourselves and others as well, when we refuse to remain in the realm of negative thought and cultivate within our hearts an attitude of gratitude. If ingratitude be numbered among the serious sins, then gratitude takes its place among the noblest of virtues.”

~ Thomas S. Monson

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Your Rich Existence

We’ve all been touched or inspired by someone or something in our lives. At The Rich Existence, we want to share those inspiring stories with the world. Whether it was words of advice from a grandmother, or a total stranger reaching out when you were in need, or visiting an awe inspiring place; we want to hear your thoughts on how these things have made, or helped to make, your existence richer. So share with us a paragraph or more about you and your story.

Please add your story as a comment to this post. Click the word "Comments" below and a box will popup with all the comments already made to this post. At the bottom, you'll be able to add your comment/story. Once our site is up, we will add the story to the official site as well.

We can’t wait to hear from you!

Chad and Erin