When we sit waiting for a train or a bus or a plane or anything, do we enjoy it like it is part of our lives or do we want the thing we’re waiting for to arrive as soon as possible?
There isn’t a right answer, just that if we always want something else to happen rather than be in this moment we will never be content.
You can’t eat it, in fact, in the digital world, we hardly even have real hard cash in our hands anymore. It is only of value all the time we believe the myth.
The challenge now is many believe that it is the salvation to all their ills and pains. They believe that once they have money and plenty of it, then happiness will arrive.
Today, apparently, is International Happiness Day, a strange concept really, firstly why would it only be for one day, and secondly happiness is a short-term emotional spike that often lasts for a moment and is always associated with a corresponding down moment, so better to be realising the joy that is always with us in the present moment.
The thing is if, as many desire, you come into money, the unhappiness and happiness of life will not change, sure short-term there will be a chemical-fuelled hit to the body as we spend money like we never had. But within a short space of time, all our woes will still be there.
Better to look within and realise that there is always joy and peace to be had no matter what happens in our life situation. We are like a deep lake or sea, the surface maybe choppy, stormy or calm, but the deep sea or lake is always still no matter what.
Our inner energy and soul does not need money to have a meaningful life. We’re born rich no matter how much money we have.