“Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future, that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he’s never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.” Dalai Lama when asked what most surprised him about humanity.
I know my last post was about Giving but this is about money or to be more precise, HOW IT MAKES ME SCREAM AND WANT TO PULL MY HAIR OUT!
Why is it that we can know that what we put to the Universe has to happen, and yet when we look at our bank account we scream ‘WHAT! I HAVE NO MONEY’? Why is it so ingrained in us to panic, strive and fret over these pieces of plastic?
Just last night, Hubby and I had an argument over money. This is so rare for us. We made sure 14 years ago, after sickness and debt made us homeless for a time, that money would never be argued over – it’s not that important. And yet last night, we argue over that very thing. Hubby is still away fixing the boat and we need a motor. An expense came out of our bank account last night that had been forgotten about, and instead of our happy, nightly conversations we are arguing about this money and how now we have less money for a motor. Needless to say, the night was pretty ruined and neither of us slept very well. So I’ve decided to look into its origins.
When we look back into history money has been everything from potatoes to pigs, pepper to plastic. Yet we do everything to try an attain more. Where did the desire or the belief in the lack of it come from and why is it harder, regardless that this is energy like everything else, to not panic over it? Why can’t I let the damn thing go?
Bernard Lietaer who co-designed the Euro, in his book Of Human Wealth said that scarcity was just Cultural Programming – this is from a man that has been in the field of money for more than 30 years. CULTURAL PROGRAMMING! It doesn’t feel like cultural programming when I look at the bank account and shout ‘Shit – How am I going to make it now?
But he knows what his talking about. I know in my heart it is but it’s breaking down those learned behaviors. Even Napoleon Hill in his book Think and Grow Rich said that how we think about our financial positions, keeps us on that trajectory. It’s the thinking that we are already wealthy that leads to financial success. If I keep looking at my bank account and react to what is there now, wondering how everything will work, it will never change. I’ll be always looking and wondering that.
If I start telling my self that I am wealthy and have plenty of money, then eventually that reality has to come to fruition. Writing in down and repeating it both in the morning and at night works for me. Even through I can sometimes get fooled by this reality, I know that focusing on the reality I want is the key.
So from now on, at the end of every blog post I am going to put down what I want to be. C.Z Schofield (my author name) is going to be everything she isn’t now.
So wonderful peeps, have a wonderful weekend knowing that what you look to, how you speak about yourself is coming at you faster than the speed of light.
C.Z. Schofield is a Best Selling Author, a World Traveling Sailor, a Spectacular Wife, an Awesome Mother of the 10 Happiest Children on the Planet and Happily Wealthy.