The stuff you own ends up owning you. You put your heart and soul into getting it, and now your heart jumps at the thought of it slipping away. It becomes the tether that ties you to the ground.

You could give it all away and live as a hermit. But you will be no more than a coward. A slave who runs away is still a slave. Until he becomes his own master.

Here’s how to become your own master: Each time money comes to you, show it who’s boss. Prove you hold the power to set it free. Tear off a chunk and give it away to someone in need.

Keep the rest and use it for good things. Now you are no longer its captive. When the piece you gave away rose to the heavens, all that you owned also rose and was transformed.