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The thing is, you CAN love this story about money, work, payments, income, creativity, security, safety, and the mysterious future.
Even with a mind (if yours is like mine) where you tend to get a little freaked out at times.
Yes, I said freaked out.
These are the thoughts that will pop into my head sometimes:
- I shouldn’t have wasted time in school on subjects that went nowhere
- I am not confident enough or decisive enough
- I’ll never be super rich, super leader, or super influential
- Everyone’s on their own, including me
- Life is a lot easier with buckets of money
I saw an interview that fascinated me the other morning. A very successful entrepreneur whose company makes millions per year internationally in sales said that at one point after he was already successful….he kinda wished he was just waiting tables again.
He said when he waited tables, he went to work, served people, made excellent money, and then went home and had a life and enjoyed himself because he left all his “work” activity at the restaurant.
I had to chuckle.
All that work to break out of a life where he had “enough” money and into a life where he had “more than enough” money….
….and he wasn’t exactly totally thrilled.
Sometimes, people will think you need to stop the drive for money in order to get back to peace.
And that’s not true, either.
In both situations, there’s an interest, a pull in something different, something more…and it’s probably not money, or a change in work.
Let’s do The Work on my little stressful list and see what can be discovered.
Is it true that life is easier with buckets of money? Is it true that confidence and decisiveness lead to more money (so they lead to more ease)? Did I waste time in school, am I really on my own, is it true that I’ll never be super rich (whatever that is)?
None of these are true.
How do I react when I’m believing one of them, or all of them within five minutes?
Crushed. Like a failure. Or somehow not enough, inadequate, not making it.
Like there’s just not enough clarity, good ideas, creativity, positivity, good thoughts, energy to be someone who can get buckets of money—which I’m not even sure is required for maturity, peace or love in the first place.
It seems futile and sort of bonkers, quite honestly.
So who would I be without the thought that more money is good and I must be more than I am to get more of it?
Ha ha, laughing with the absurdity of wanting a ghost image of “more” that doesn’t even exist.
I would feel free. Excited. Of service. I would keep going….and notice that even when I take a break or do something different for awhile….I wind up carrying on.
I do keep going.
I feel confident.
I turn the thoughts around that money is tied to feeling that there is “enough” of anything: I have enough life, enough energy, enough confidence, enough purpose, enough joy, enough love, enough support, enough ease.
“Nothing outside of you is ever going to give you what you want. No thing gives you what you want….You have nothing to do with your wealth. You have nothing to do with your poverty. Your wealth and your poverty is in your thinking, not your finances. You have money, you tell the story of how you had something to do with it. You don’t have money, you tell the story of how you had something to do with it. It’s all just a story to keep you amused so you can narrate nothing.” ~ Byron Katie
- I should have spent time in school on subjects that went everywhere
- I am confident enough or decisive enough
- I’ll always be super rich, super leader, or super influential
- Everyone’s together, including me
- Life is not a lot easier with buckets of money
Once again, I remember that I really don’t have answers, and it’s good. It’s wonderful.
Not knowing and not grabbing and knowing there is enough now, here, is all I can do.
I can skip the need to acquire that thing, called Money, or some other imagined thing that would bring me ease……..and sink into this mysterious joy.
Much love, Grace