Money

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.

In the search for future salvation

Our constant search for future salvation and hope is constructed by our mind’s projection of the future that is better than the life we have now.

We may be discontented with our current life situation, most humans are. We seek solace in our mind’s projections of a future that is bright and what we will achieve to get to that place.

It’s an illusion, as the future is simply a mental construct in our mind, it is not a real thing, it does not exist. Each and every one of the 7 billion plus people on the planet constructs a future in their minds, none will be correct as it is not possible to be.

What happens though, is we are never really present for long in our current life, in fact, our only real life, so we fail to notice and appreciate what we already have. We are too busy fantasising about this marvellous future life we are going to live.

Stop looking for to the future for a fake salvation, we do not need it, we have all we already need right now to live a life that is meaningful, joyful and purpose-filled, it’s just we are too busy in our mind seeking solace to realise. We will always have all that we need if we live the real life that is now, this moment.