Can we be honest?

Being broke sucks. It’s no fun at all.

As much as we try to dress up our lack of financial resources in a cloak of spirituality and moral superiority, there’s really nothing remotely satisfying about living check to check.

There is no fulfillment in wondering where next month’s rent is coming from, or how we’re gonna keep food on the table and the lights turned on. None.

But despite the fact that our thoughts are often dominated by a lack of money, we persist in pushing money away. 

We make people who have it wrong for having it. We accuse them of being obsessed with money when honestly we’re the ones who can’t stop thinking about it.

We believe that rich people are greedy while at the same time we willingly follow these sinners on social media, spare the few dollars we have to see their movies, and wear their jerseys on Sunday afternoons.

We say the rich can’t be spiritual. But the very people we go to for spiritual growth — Oprah, Lisa, Mel, Deepak, Eckhart, Gabrielle, Tony, Danielle, Mastin — are all rich. 

If we truly believe that having money isn’t spiritual, then maybe we should stop buying books and programs from these folks. Because we’re the ones who make them rich. Accessories to their sins.

The truth is, when we take a look at our collective beliefs about money, they make no sense. They can’t stand up to even the most basic test of logic. 

But they’ve been so engrained in us. Planted in the depths of our subconscious minds during a time when we had no ability to reject them.

And we’ve never stopped for five minutes (because that’s really all it takes) to consider if these beliefs are really true or not.

Instead we remain on autopilot. We color our present money experiences with memories and associations from the past. We react, without thinking.

I mean, there’s a reason why any email I write or Instagram image I post about money results in more unsubscribes and unfollows than usual.

It’s programming. Money bad. Poverty good. But money is neither bad nor good, only thinking makes it so.

The truth is, money makes things possible.

Personally, I think financial insufficiency is one of the primary sources of stress leading to disease and sickness. Not just the absence of money itself, but the suppression of the creative expression that most often produces riches. 

When we resist our Creative Urges, allowing them to stagnate within a universe of motion, symptoms emerge to remind us of who we are — creative beings intended to live abundantly. Well, that’s what I choose to believe.

On today’s Finance Friday episode of The Quote of The Day Show, Les Brown encourages us to reconsider our limiting beliefs about money and swing the spotlight of our minds to the possibilities that money can create for ourselves and others.

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