In the new economy,
You are always heading towards zero.
Zero is the place you want to be.
It is the place of greatest wealth.
It is the place of greatest potential.
It is the place of creation.
But if you are as I was,
You are likely running from it.
And so you must be stripped down to it.
You must go dry for a time,
Perhaps, off and on, for years
Until you not only endure it
But long for it.
You must come to loath the extra thing, the extra dollar.
And to rejoice in precisely that which
You are meant to have just here, just now.
Too, you must come to know that voice
Who desires your greatest wealth.
For one who comes to peace with zero
Is a channel, a conduit, for wealth.
He draws from unseen reservoirs
And fills the cup to overflowing.
He is as the great Mississippi River, ever letting go,
And thus ever being filled.
It is the new economy.
And those who are brought to it
Will eventually rule the world,
Not by political power
Nor by military force
But by love.