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.

What’s the plan?

When we get to planning our lives and setting goals we are focused on work and money thanks to the conditioning of parents, school, government and employers.

This is in the belief if we work hard, get promoted, earn more money eventually we’ll have enough money to afford the lifestyle we want and become happy.

Stop.

Plan to live a life based around what really matters, like friends, family, learning, adventure, love, kindness, sharing, giving without conditions, so things that enrich us and really matter.

Sure there is a need to work and earn money, but the happier, more mindful, living in the present moment we are, with great relationships, life adventures and spiritually good things the better our life will be and of course our work.

No one will reach the end of their journeys and say ‘I wish I had worked harder’.

Spend some time planning to live and then enjoy every moment that you are living.