"Manifesting virtue does not mean having an abundance of material wealth, nor being proud of receiving large offerings." - Eihei Dogen (1200 -1253)
Dogen also said, "I have never heard that being rich and revered by ignorant people was a manifestation of the virtue of the Way. Since ancient times, all people with bodhi-mind have been poor, endured physical pain, wasted nothing, were compassionate, and led by the Way. These people have been called true practitioners."
As my life is transmogrifying, it is more and more apparent that my biggest obstacle to accepting poverty is pride. When I'm really honest about it, I can see that my fear of being poor is dwarfed by my fear of what people will say about me.